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Research in Medical Education 2016, 8(2): 9-17 Back to browse issues page
The Role of Self-directed Learning on Predicting Academic Buoyancy in Students of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences
M Sadeghi *, Z Khalili Geshnigani
Department of Psychology, school of Literature and Humanities, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran. , Sadeghi.m@lu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Academic buoyancy and self- directed learning are effective factors in students learning and play an important role in academic success. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of self-directed learning on predicting academic buoyancy in students of Lorestan University of medical sciences.

Methods: this is a descriptive and correlational study and statistical population of research included all students of Lorestan University of medical sciences in the academic year of 2014- 2015. By means of partial stratified sampling a number of 369 students were selected based on Chochran’s formula. Data were collected through self- directed learning questionnaire as well as academic buoyancy questionnaire. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation, multiple regression analysis and T independents through SPSS.

Results: The results showed significant positive correlation between self-directed learning (r= 0.33) and its aspects including, self-control (r= 0.38), autonomy (r= 0.27) and willingness for learning (r=0.31) with academic buoyancy (P<0.01).Moreover, among different aspects of self-directed learning, self- control and willingness for learning were meaningful predictors of students’ academic buoyancy (P<0.01, F=36.02). In addition, comparison of different aspects of self-directed learning revealed that female students have shown a higher self-control and willingness for learning than male students (P<0.01). While male students have higher academic buoyancy than female Students (P<0.01).

Conclusion: The results of the study confirm the significant role of self-directed learning in developing academic buoyancy in students of Lorestan University of medical sciences. It is recommended that workshops should be hold in order to developing students’ self-directed learning.

Keywords: Self-directed learning, Academic buoyancy, students, University, medical sciences
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