The relationship between learner-centered teaching and learning motivation among nursing students in Minia University

Abeer Mohamed Abdelkader, Naglaa Mohamed Amin, Aishah Almefarfesh


Background and objective: One of the important goals of nursing education is to motivate nurses to acquire skills for providing proper quality of health care services to clients with various complex health problems. Accomplishing this has challenged educational organizations for long years. The aim of the present study is to identify the relationship between Learner-Centered Teaching and learning motivation among Nursing Students in Minia University.

Methods: A quantitative-correlational research design was utilized in the present study. The study sample comprised all fourth-year nursing students who were available at the time of data collection (N = 168). For the assessment of Learner-Centered Teaching Practices and learning motivation, a questionnaire developed by Rossi (2009) was used for data collection.

Results: The study participants reported their highest mean scores about learner-centered teaching practices with three domains as follows: facilitates the learning process, provides for individual and social learning needs, and establishes positive interpersonal relationships. Also, they expressed highest mean scores about learning motivation with intrinsic motivation factors. Additionally, the study findings presented high statistical significant difference and fair positive relationship between all subscales of learner-centered teaching practices and intrinsic motivation factors (p value = .001).

Conclusions: Nursing curriculum should include learner as active contributors in the learning process. When nurse educators give a lecture and encourage students to interact actively with ideas, and information after the lecture, this will motivate students to be an active learner, as well as, inspire innovative thinking and creativity of the students.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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