Self-directed learning and professional values of nursing students.

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Professional nursing values are important concepts in developing the identity of nursing professional among nursing students. Self-directed learning as an ability can drive motivation to enhance professional nursing values and merits examination. This study aimed to examine the associations between self-directed learning and professional nursing values in nursing students. A cross-sectional descriptive design was employed with a sample of 800 nursing students. The measurement tools were the Self-Rating Scale of Self-Directed Learning and Korean version of the Nurses Professional Values Scale-Revised. Path analysis was used to evaluate relationships among self-directed learning, professional nursing values, and general participant characteristics. Self-directed learning had significantly positive effects on professional nursing values. Male nursing students were more likely to have higher levels of self-directed learning. Our findings suggest that self-directed learning can be an effective pedagogical method to instill and reinforce professional nursing values in nursing students. In addition, nursing educators should consider sex differences in the learning styles of nursing students.


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Name: Nurse education in practice
ISSN: 1873-5223
Pages: 102647


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