Assessing the self-directed learning skills of the undergraduate nursing students in a Medical University in Bahrain: A quantitative study

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Catherine Mary Abou-Zaid

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This quantitative study discusses the concerns with the self-directed learning (SDL) skills of the undergraduate nursing students in a medical university in Bahrain. The nursing undergraduate student SDL study was conducted taking all 4 years and compiling data collected from the students themselves by survey questionnaire. The aim of the study is to understand and change the attitudes of self-directed learning among the undergraduate students. The SDL of the undergraduate student nurses has been noticed to be lacking and motivation to actually perform without supervision while out-with classrooms are very low. Their use of the resources available on the virtual learning environment and also within the university is not as good as it should be for a university student at this level. They do not use them to their own advantage. They are not prepared for the transition from high school to an academic environment such as a university or college. For some students it is the first time in their academic lives that they have faced sharing a classroom with the opposite sex. For some this is a major issue and we as academics need to be aware of  all issues that they come to higher education with.

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ABOU-ZAID, Catherine Mary. Assessing the self-directed learning skills of the undergraduate nursing students in a Medical University in Bahrain: A quantitative study. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], n. 3, june 2015. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <http://journals.ke-i.org/index.php/mra/article/view/25>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017.
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