Roles of Self-Directed Learning and Social Networking Sites in Lifelong Learning

Salleh, Umi Kalsum Mohd and Zulnaidi, Hutkemri and Abdul Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene and Zakaria, Abd Razak and Hidayat, Riyan (2019) Roles of Self-Directed Learning and Social Networking Sites in Lifelong Learning. International Journal of Instruction, 12 (4). pp. 167-182. ISSN 1694-609X, DOI

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The present research examines the relationship between self-directed learning and SNS that may affect lifelong learning. In study, 170 of the respondents are Masters students and 140 are PhD students in Malaysia. The study follows a relational survey to investigate and measure the degree of relationship amongst self-directed learning, SNS and lifelong learning. The findings of the research corroborate that self-directed learning positively affects lifelong learning. SEM analysis indicates significant and positive influence of self-directed learning on SNS. SNS are a positive partial mediator between self-directed learning and lifelong learning. In conclusion, self-directed learning positively influences the lifelong learning of students, which is affected by SNS. This study implies that lectures should support preservice teachers to sharpen teachers' self-directed learning and social networking in lifelong learning by giving suitable learning methods and proposing a sufficient teaching and learning atmosphere. © 2019, Eskisehir Osmangazi University.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya under the ESRC (Equity Society Research Cluster) and the Lifelong Learning (ED002B-17SBS) research grant
Uncontrolled Keywords: Confirmatory factor analysis; Lifelong learning; Self-directed learning; Social networking sites; Structural equation modelling
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 07:36
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 07:36

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