Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of students’ learning styles to their academic success

Murat  GOKALP
Education Faculty, Education Sciences, 19 May University, Sam   sun-Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 10 September 2013

Abstract

 

This study was aimed to evaluate the learning styles of education faculty students and to determine the effect of their success and relationship between their learning styles and academic success. The population of this study is comprised of the students of Ondokuz Mayis University Education Faculty and the sample includes 140, 68 art, 72 pre-school teacher department students. Depending on the results obtained from pre-test, it was aimed to improve students ‘knowledge of and skills in studying. There was a significant difference between the scores of pre and post tests. The significant relationship between the scores of post test and the student success revealed that they learned how to study effectively. The validity and reliability of the test was determined by considering the Cronbach alpha coefficients for each and all of the items. The study has found statistically significant differences between the results of the first and final applications of the subtests on learning styles and academic success; those subtests covered the items as learning, planned study, effective reading, listening, writing, note taking, using the library, getting prepared for and taking exams ,class participation and motivation.

 

Key words: Study skills, learning, education, success, learning styles