Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017)

The role of intrinsic goal orientation on medical and allied health student' deep learning approach

Authors
Flemmings Fishani Ngwira, Alemayehu Belay Emagnaw, Patmawaty Taibe, Hanna Yeshinegus Adamseged
Corresponding Author
Flemmings Fishani Ngwira
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.9How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Intrinsic goal orientation, deep learning approach, deep learning strategies, meta-cognitive learning stratgies.
Abstract

Medical institutions have an exceptional responsibility to train health providers to become versatile in their own fields, trying to foster and stimulate life-long skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Research on academic self-regulation suggests that students' intrinsic goal orientation and deep approach to learning enhance students' learning. The primary goal of this study was to investigate the role intrinsic goal orientation plays on students' deep learning approach. A sample of 205 first year students (121 males and 84 females) from College of Medicine in Malawi responded to a questionnaire assessing their intrinsic goal orientation and deep learning strategy approach. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics, version 20. Linear regression results indicate that intrinsic goal orientation positively predicted both deep and meta-cognitive learning strategies as components of deep learning approach construct. Male students had higher levels of intrinsic goal orientation than their female counterparts. There were no significant differences among students from different programs of study on intrinsic goal orientation, deep and meta-cognitive learning strategies. The results suggest that intrinsic goal orientation has an important impact on medical and allied health students' deep learning approach. Possible implications of the results and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-465-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.9How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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