Association of Premedical Educational Background with Self-Directed Learning Readiness Amongst Medical Students of Pakistan
Background :To find association of intermediate level educational background with self directed learning readiness amongst medical students.
Method:A descriptive, cross sectional study done in four public medical colleges of all provinces of Pakistan to find the association of intermediate level background with self-directed learning readiness. A total of 400 students of 1st year were administered a questionnaire pertaining questions regarding demographic and educational background, followed by 40 item SDL readiness scale comprising of responses according to 5 point Likert scale. Three components of self-directedlearning, desire for learning, self-control and self-management were compared with premedical educational background.
Results: The total scores and each subscale i.e. self-management (13 items), desire for learning (12 items) and self-control (15 items) were compared with educational background of medical students. No statistically significant difference seen except in few specific questions showing significant difference in the students came from FSC/A level educational background.
Conclusion: Overall no significant difference is seen among students with premedical background of A levels and FSC for their self directed learning readiness.