Res Dev Med Educ. 2015;4(1):97-101.
doi: 10.15171/rdme.2015.016
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The Relationship between Learning Motivation and Self Efficacy among Nursing Students

Hadi Hassankhani 1, Alireza Mohajjel Aghdam 1, Azad Rahmani 1, Zeynab Mohammadpoorfard 1 *

1 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran


Introduction: Self-efficacy and learning motivation are two important variables for professional learning, leading to academic success. Nursing students’ learning motivation and self-efficacy have been considered in different studies separately, therefore this study aimed to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy and learning motivation among nursing students.

Methods: This is a descriptive-correlational study, carried out at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2013-14. Data was gathered with questionnaires about science motivation and self-efficacy for professional nursing competence and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics through SPSS software (version 13).

Results: The learning motivation and self-efficacy of the nursing students was 67.89±14.12 and 68.10±14.50, respectively. There was a significant correlation between learning motivation and self-efficacy (P < 0.001).

Conclusion: Due to the significant relationship between learning motivation and self-efficacy in professional nursing competency, it is suggested that an increase in learning motivation could be associated with the promotion of self-efficacy in professional nursing competency in nursing students.

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Submitted: 23 May 2015
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