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3 JNE 2018, 6(6): 16-24 Back to browse issues page
Psychometric Properties of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) by Cheng et al. in Nursing and Midwifery Students
Mohammad Ali Nadi , Maryam Fooladvand
Associate Professor Department of Educations and Psychology, Isfahan(Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. , mnadi@khuisf.ac.ir
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Introduction: Self-directed learning is vital for professional development of nursing and midwifery girl’s students. It enables these students to enhance their professional performance quality. The existence of a valid instrument seems necessary not only for assessing self-directedness of learning but also determining effectiveness of teaching and learning methods. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to determine psychometric properties of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) developed by Cheng et al. (2010) in nursing and midwifery girl’s students.
Methods: in the present cross-sectional/psychometric study, from among 1135 nursing and midwifery girl’s students in Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch and Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery) who were in their pre-internship period in academic year 2014-2105, 378 students were selected via the random sampling method. Then, they completed the SDLRS containing 20 items and 4 sub-scales. The raw data were entered into SPSS-24 and LISREL-8.75 software programs and analyzed via descriptive and inferential statistical tests such as Cronbach's alpha coefficient, the Spearman–Brown prediction formula, the Gottman Method, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).
Results: In the framework of construct validity assessment and using a confirmatory factor analysis(CFA), the 20-item SDLRS into four factors were analyzed through using Cronbach’s Alpha of learning motivation 0.83, planning and implementation 0.84, self-regulation 0.81, and interpersonal relationship 0.60 with reference to goodness-of-fit indices RMSE=0.057, GFI=0.91, and CFI=0.98. The results indicated that all four factors of this scale enjoy high internal consistency coefficients.
Conclusion: the results indicate that the SDLRS (Cheng et al. 2010) is a valid and reliable instrument for identifying self-directed leaning capabilities in nursing and midwifery girl’s students.
 
Keywords: Self-directed Leaning, Factor analysis, Validity, Reliability, Nursing, Midwifery.
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/31 | Accepted: 2018/01/30 | Published: 2018/01/30
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Nadi M A, fooladvand M. Psychometric Properties of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) by Cheng et al. in Nursing and Midwifery Students. 3 JNE. 2018; 6 (6) :16-24
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