The self-directed learning with technology scale (SDLTS) for young students: An initial development and validation
Teo Timothy, Tan Seng Chee, Lee Chwee Beng, Chai Ching Sing, Koh Joyce Hwee Ling, Chen Wen Li, Cheah Horn Mun
Computers & Education Volume 55, Number 4 ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Research has found self-directed learning to have a significant impact on the long-term societal demands on our future workforce and our perspective on learning. Over the years, many measures have been developed to examine self-directed learning. However, few, if any, were developed for use by young students (age 10–12). In addition, none have included technology as an element in supporting self-directed learning. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a Self-Directed Learning with Technology Scale (SDLTS) for young students. Using two studies, a proposed 6-item SDLTS was piloted with 558 students, aged 10–12 years (mean = 10.18; SD = 0.38) and subsequently tested to establish the validity and reliability of the scale using a separate sample (
Timothy, T., Seng Chee, T., Chwee Beng, L., Ching Sing, C., Joyce Hwee Ling, K., Wen Li, C. & Horn Mun, C. The self-directed learning with technology scale (SDLTS) for young students: An initial development and validation. Computers & Education, 55(4), 1764-1771. Elsevier Ltd.