Investigating Self-Concept and Readiness of Self-Directed Learning Among Undergraduate Nursing Students in Jeddah

2019 Journal of Education and Practice  
In the last few decades development of nursing profession demands acquirement of skills that encourage lifelong learning. Self-concept is an important predictor and outcomes through educational learning environment of student personal interest and satisfaction. In addition, self-directed learning has become a focus for nursing education and critical skills for nursing students due to the complexity and changes in nursing profession development. Therefore, this study will integrated self concept
more » ... and readiness of directed learning among nursing students' skills that gain and exposure during practice in the clinical settings to facilitate all over their professional career. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between self-concept and self-directed learning readiness among undergraduate nursing students in Jeddah. A descriptive correlational comparative study design was selected for fulfilling the aim of this study. The area of studying was carried out at College of Nursing -King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for health science -Jeddah .The Study Subjects composed of junior and senior undergraduates nursing students at College of Nursing -King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for health science -Jeddah. Non probability convenience sampling technique was utilized for this study. The estimated number of students' 50 junior and 50 senior nursing students from CONJ.A package composed of two questionnaires was used to collect data namely; Nurses Self -Concept Questionnaire. (NSCQ) and a Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS). Data ware analyses using descriptive and implemented statistics. Main finding were that positively significant moderate correlation between self -concept and self-directed learning readiness dimensions among nursing students except for desire for learning. The majority of nursing students was high for self -concept and self-directed learning readiness dimensions. Finally, age, educational level and marital status are factors which have an effect on the nursing students' perception of self-concept dimensions, whereas marital status was influenced their SDLR dimensions. Therefore, the study recommended that educators should foster a partnership with students to help them assess their learning needs, develop specific learning objectives and promote life-long learning.
doi:10.7176/jep/10-2-07 fatcat:fgxhwmecgnhcrm75btmvmclepq