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FASCE, Eduardo et al. Relationship between self-directed learning and value profile in Chilean medical students. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.1, pp.15-22. ISSN 0034-9887.

Background: Medical education should prepare students to face a dynamic environment, through competencies that allow them to learn independently. Aim: To evaluate the relationship between self-directed learning and value profile of undergraduate first year students in a medical school in Chile. Material and Methods: Self-Directed Learning Scale and Schwartz's Values Questionnaire were applied to 235 medical students from the University of Concepción, Chile. Results: Self-direction and Security are value types that correlate directly and significantly with the overall scale and with the five subscales of Self-Directed Learning. Conclusions: In first year medical students ofUniversity of Concepcion, Chile, Self-direction and Security are values that facilitate Self-directed Learning.

Keywords : Medical education; undergraduate; Psychology, social; Students, medical.

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