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Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) and Academic Performance


Dr Norzaini Azman

Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

The purpose of the present study is to measure self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) level of a sample (n=150) drawn from adult learners involved in the B.Ed programme in University Kebangsaan Malaysia. SDL readiness was measured using Guglielmino's Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS). Using the three level norms identified by Guglielmino (1977.1991), it was found that twice as many of the sample obtained scores in the 'low' level as did those in the 'high' level. Against those criteria, the majority of the student teachers appeared to be as yet unready and underprepared to develop self-directed learning. In addition, the relationship between SDLRS levels and demographic and academic performance were explored. Statistical results showed that SDLRS levels and university GPAs were found to be positively correlated and therefore, are meaningful variables that could be used in predicting SDLRS levels.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000