A Study on The Assesment of Undergraduate Students' Learning Preference
Çoskun, Yelkin Diker
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This study aims at determining university students' levels of readiness for self-directed learning-that is to say, determining their lifelong learning preference-by using "Learning Preference Assessment Scale" (LPA scale) and finding out whether or not their prefences differ on the basis of gender, department of study, frequency of internet use, willingness to make a career, achievement perception, level of income, using computer skills, and belief in achievement in business life. The scale, having developed by Guglielmino (1991) and validity and reliability analyses performed by Atacanl (2008) on Turkish sampling group, was regarded as a valid and reliable scale and was administered to 111 university students. Consequently, the students' readiness for self-regulated learning was found to be at average level. The findings obtained revealed that scores received from the LPA scale differed on the basis of gender, department of study, willingness to have academic career, and level of income. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.