The Impact Of Learning Styles And University Type On The Academic Performance Of The Students
3Arbabisarjou, Azizollah.(Corresponding author)
1Faculty Member, Department of Nursing, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan,Iran.
2 Departments of Curriculum, Payame Noor University, I.R.IRAN
3Faculty Member, Department of Nursing, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan,
Abstract: The current study investigated the impact of learning styles and university type on the academic performance of the students in University of Shiraz and Payame Noor University. Based on Morgan & Krejcie’s (1970) table by taking the total population into consideration sample size gained 381 students. Stratified random sampling method was used to determine the sample size from each university. 381 questionnaires were distributed among the students. And finally the total numbers of 339 questionnaires were analyzed. Kolb’s (1984) learning style questionnaire used to determine the learning styles of the students and for measuring academic performance of the students, their grade average point used as a measure of the academic success. Chi-square test and multi-variable ANOVA used to analyze the data. Results of the Chi-square test showed that there are differences between the learning styles of the students. Also the results of MANOVA showed that University type and learning styles both have a significant impact on the academic performance of the students separately. While investigating the interactive impact of learning style and university type, the results showed that these two variables don’t impact academic performance interactively but their impact is solely independent from each other.
[Nazemzadeshoaei Mahshid, Balinparast, Davood, Arbabisarjou, Azizollah. The Impact Of Learning Styles And University Type On The Academic Performance Of The Students. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):679-683] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: Kolb, Learning Styles, Academic Performance, University Type.