Document Type : Original Article


Department of Medical Education, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Saveh, Iran


BACKGROUND: The relationship between willingness to mobile learning (m‑learning) and educational
achievement was examined in health‑care professional students.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a descriptive correlative study that was conducted from
January 2020 to February 2020. A total of 295 students in Saveh University of Medical Sciences in
Iran were selected through census method. The data were collected using the standard willingness to
m‑learning questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed statistically using Pearson’s correlation
coefficient and concurrent regression analysis.
RESULTS: The mean score of willingness to m‑learning was 165.55 ± 13.4, which is an indicative
of a higher willingness level in the health‑care professional students for m‑learning. There was a
positive and significant relationship between willingness for m‑learning and educational achievement
(r = 0.77, P < 0.01). The predictive variable, i.e., willingness to m‑learning, predicted 53.8% of the
variance of educational achievement (F = 58.801, P = 0.00). Among the variables of willingness to
m‑learning, the regression coefficients of perceived ease, attitude, self‑management in learning,
educational use, and efficiency of m‑learning were significant (P < 0.05). This means that these
variables are direct predictors of educational achievement.
CONCLUSIONS: Willingness to m‑learning had a positive and significant relationship with educational
achievement. Although this study was performed just before the corona outbreak, paying attention
to the results of this study can be helpful for students, faculty members, and policymakers in filling
the educational gap during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak.


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