Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

ONLINE LEARNING ENGAGEMENT OF MEDICAL STUDENTS A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING APPROACH

Published 2022-06-29

Abstract

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, the prompt change from traditional face-toface learning to online learning has become a shift from an amenity to a necessity and medical students are not the exception to it. The present study aims to examine the readiness and engagement of medical students in an online learning system. By employing, the convenience sampling technique 403 participants were analyzed using smart PLS. The study found direct relationship of online learning environment on the readiness and student engagement. Moreover, indirect relationship of readiness for online learning between learning climate and student’s engagement also supported. As online learning has not yet received wider internalization, findings of this study add to the knowledge that in order to develop students’ meaningful engagement with use of redundancy elements, it is necessary to develop students’ readiness for such learning. While doing this, organizations and leaders need to develop environment for smooth conduction of this online learning modality