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Title : Study Approaches Utilized by Occupational Therapy Students during Clinical Practice

Abstract :

Study approach is the technique of learning that a student utilizes when searching and gaining information. Deep approach, strategic approach, and surface approach are the three study approaches that discussed in this study. It is essential to understand the types of study especially among students who are attending to clinical practice. It is because it helps the students to learn better while catching up the theoretical knowledge in application into performance in their clinical practice. Besides, this would assist the program in modifying the teaching-learning delivery system and beneficial for curriculum review. To determine study approaches utilized by occupational therapy (OT) students during clinical practice and association towards demographic factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 99 OT students (n=99) from University Technology MARA (UiTM) Malaysia through a convenience sampling. The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST) short version used to identify the study approaches adopted by the students. Respondents commonly used deep approach (DA) (M = 22.41, SD = 3.00) then followed by surface apathetic approach (SAA) (M = 20.15, SD = 4.20) and strategic approach (SA) (M = 19.43, SD = 3.89). Chi-square test shown no association between types of study approach and the demographic characteristics. Majority of OT students chosen DA as their learning style during the clinical practice, followed by SAA and SA. While, these study approaches were not influenced by age, gender and academic achievement of the OT students.

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