ISSN: 2222-8713
Volume 5, Number 2 (2015)
Self-directed learning, intrinsic motivation and student performance
Curt Bodkyn, Fred Stevens
This study investigates the effect of self-directed learning and intrinsic motivation on student performance. For the assessment of self-directed learning, the revised self-directed learning readiness scale for nursing education (SDLRS_NE) questionnaire was administered and intrinsic motivation was assessed using the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). The questionnaires were administered to 485 students in all academic years of the medical (MBBS) programme at the University of the West Indies. The study showed a significant positive effect of intrinsic motivation and self-directed learning on student performance.