Factors Affecting Readiness toward Online Learning among Medical Students during COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

Rony Wiranto, Rizma Adlia Syakurah


The rapid spread of transmission COVID-19 leads to the government applied a regulation to close schools and colleges for a while, as an effort to stop the spread. It also has an impact on medical student education, that can be threatened by their educational system. Medical students must have good readiness for studying online. This study aims to identifying and analyzing the factors affecting the readiness of medical students to studying online during the COVID-19 pandemic. An observational analytic study with a cross-sectional study was used. A total of 3331 respondents from all over Indonesia responded through an online questionnaire by Indonesian Medical Student Senate Association or Ikatan Senat Mahasiswa Kedokteran Indonesia (ISMKI) distributed from April 9th, 2020 to June 21st, 2020. Data analyzed using chi-square test (alternative: Fisher exact test) and logistic regression with significance alpha = 0.05. Factors that showed statistical significance were university origin, internet connections, learning interaction models (p<0.005). Internet connections have risk 1.4 times higher to affecting medical students’ readiness toward online learning. The government and related institutions should be able to provide education appropriately for medical students, so that the educational system remains effective and efficient.


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