Document Type : Original Article
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University.
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohagheh Ardebily University
Department of clinical psychology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Introduction: Although several studies have been conducted about self-directed learning readiness, it seems that in Iran there has been no research on the relationship between information literacy, motivated strategies for learning with self-directed learning readiness. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between information literacy and motivated strategies for learning, and students’ self-directed learning readiness.
Method: This research was a descriptive correlational study. For this purpose, 335 students were selected using convenience sampling method. To collect data, the Information Literacy Questionnaire (ILQ), Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) and Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) were used. The SPSS, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis were applied to analyze the data.
Results: The findings showed that information literacy, motivated studying and learning strategies, and their components, except formetacognitiveself-regulation, had a significant relationship with self-directed learning readiness. Also, the results of multiple regression analysis revealed that approximately 39 percent of students' self-directed learning readiness variance is predictable based on motivated strategies for learning. The coefficients of the regression model showed that information exchange was significantly involved in predicting self-directed learning readiness among the components of information literacy.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that information literacy, motivated strategies for learning are the variables associated with self-directed learning readiness. It is necessary to focus on cognitive skills for improving self-directed learning readness in education system.