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The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale: a factor analysis study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15813759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The practice of medicine demands that its physician practitioners are self-directed, life-long learners. The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) intends to measure adults' readiness to engage in self-directed learning. PURPOSE: The present study assesses the underlying factor structure of the SDLRS for a sample of entering medical students. METHODS: Over a period of 6 years, 972 first year medical students at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine completed the SDLRS. To summarise the inter-relationships among variables, a principal axis factor analysis with oblique rotation was used on the 58 SDLRS items. A series of confirmatory factor analyses using LISREL 8.54 was performed to further examine the measurement model underlying the SDLRS. RESULTS: A 4-factor confirmatory model representing 4 correlated substantive factors and a reverse coding method factor fits these data well. CONCLUSIONS: Medical educators should hold limited expectations of the SDLRS to measure medical students' readiness to engage in self-directed learning. The definitions and theoretical assumptions that inform readiness for self-directed learning should be reconsidered. Alternative approaches to studying self-directed learning should be explored.
Authors:
J Dennis Hoban; Sonya R Lawson; Paul E Mazmanian; Al M Best; Hugo R Seibel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical education     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0308-0110     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Educ     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-07     Completed Date:  2005-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605655     Medline TA:  Med Educ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, PO Box 980565, Richmond, VA 232-0565, USA. jdhoban@vcu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Education, Medical, Continuing / methods*
Educational Measurement
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Humans
Learning*
Personal Autonomy*
Students, Medical / psychology
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Med Educ. 2005 Apr;39(4):348-9   [PMID:  15813753 ]

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