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Revista médica de Chile

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SPORMANN R, Camila et al. Factors associated with self-directed learning among medical students. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2015, vol.143, n.3, pp.374-382. ISSN 0034-9887.

Background: Self-directed learning is a skill that must be taught and evaluated in future physicians. Aim: To analyze the association between self-directed learning, self-esteem, self-efficacy, time management and academic commitment among medical students. Material and methods: The self-directed learning, Rosemberg self-esteem, general self- efficacy, time management and Utrecht work engagement scales were applied to 297 first year medical students. Results: A multiple regression analysis showed a significant association between self-efficacy, time management and academic commitment with self-directed learning. Self-esteem and satisfaction with studies did not enter in the model. Conclusions: self-esteem, academic commitment and a good time management were associated with self-directed learning in these students.

Keywords : Education, Medical; Learning; Students, medical.

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