A Study of Factors Influences on Self-Directed Learning of Undergraduates (With Special Reference to Sri Lankan Universities)

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dc.contributor.author Munasinghe, D.S.
dc.contributor.author Sutha, J.
dc.contributor.author Perera, K.J.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-02T07:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-02T07:31:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1731
dc.description Keywords: Self-directed learning, Adult learning theory, Management undergraduates en_US
dc.description.abstract In 21st century, the ability to engage in self-directed learning (SDL) considered to be essential for university undergraduates to improve and frequently update their knowledge in modern world. The aim of this study is to identify the factors affecting for self-directed learning of university management undergraduates in Sri Lanka. In order to achieve the objective of the research, the study was conducted in qualitative research design. Thirty management undergraduates from five national universities were selected by using convenience sampling technique. The qualitative data were collected through semi structured interviews. The Thematic analysis technique was utilized for the analysis of interview transcripts with the support of NVivo 8 Qualitative Data Analysis software. This qualitative study came up with ten critical factors which effects positively and negatively for self-directed learning of management undergraduates in national universities. Those critical factors were language, interest to subjects/ topics, accessibility of resources, lecturing style and methods, friends’ and others’ support, time adequacy, student’s perception, student’s learning style, prior knowledge, student’s future goal. Based on the findings, those factors were affecting to undergraduates for engaging in Self-directed learning or preventing from self-directed learning. The result of this research is a significant source for the education policy makers to change university education system to enhance self-directed learning of the undergraduates. Results of this study provide qualitative data to enhance literature related to factors affecting self-directed learning of the undergraduates. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Self-Learning en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.title A Study of Factors Influences on Self-Directed Learning of Undergraduates (With Special Reference to Sri Lankan Universities) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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