The Effectiveness of Problem Based Learning(PBL) across Learning Styles in Nursing Students

간호대학생의 학습유형에 따른 문제중심 학습의 효과

  • Received : 2013.08.07
  • Accepted : 2013.11.07
  • Published : 2013.11.30


This study was to identify the difference of achievement motivation, self-efficacy, self-directed learning across the learning styles after application of the Problem based learning(PBL) in Nursing students. Descriptive survey was performed from march to june, 2009 at a university in Jeju. The participants were 268 in freshman nursing student and PBL was used during one semester. The data from 242 participants were analysed using IBM SPSS 20.0 The results revealed that most nursing students had converger in learning styles. Achievement motivation and self-efficacy were the greatest scores in accommodator and self-directed learning was the greatest scores in converger. However, Achievement motivation, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning were lowest in diverger. Significant positive correlation was found among achievement motivation, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning each other. There were significant difference in achievement motivation, self-efficacy and self-directed learning across learning styles. More research is needed to determine the effects of PBL in nursing education including many variables.


Achievement motivation;Learning styles;PBL;Self-directed learning;Self-efficacy


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