Is there any relationship between Student's learning styles and self-Efficacy?

Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Mitra Sotoudeh, Sadegh Zare, Mahnaz Shahrakipour, Gholamreza Ghoreishinia

Abstract


Introduction:  Learning shows that how difficult a person worked on something, how much time she/ he spent on it, and how difficult she/ he insisted on troubles to solve them. Individuals who have low self-efficacy levels would lose so many learning opportunities specially opportunities which need much more trying and are a kind of challenge. Then the researchers aimed to notice that is there any relationship between Students learning style and self-efficacy?

Material and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. The sample volume was 363 students. They were chosen randomly from Zahedan University of Medical Sciences’ students. A three section questionnaire was used for data collection. Section one determined the demographic information. Section two was the Vark's learning style standard questionnaire. The third section was the self-efficacy questionnaire designed by Pintrich and colleagues. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, qui square test, Pearson correlation, t test and ANOVA by SPSS v.19. Significance level was considered less than 0.05(P<0.05).

Results: Mean of age students was 21.28±2.64 in this study. 197 respondents were females while others were male. A significant relationship was found between student's gender and their efficacy. Females showed a higher level of efficacy. Despite this there wasn’t any significant relationship between student's gender and their learning styles. The ANOVA test showed a significant relationship between student's learning styles and efficacy.

Conclusion:   Learning styles could help us predicting one's efficacy. While self-efficacy is an important factor in someone's success. So this study suggests to the professors to use optimum learning methods by considering student's learning styles.

 


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Introduction: Learning shows that how difficult a person worked on something, how much time she/ he spent on it, and how difficult she/ he insisted on troubles to solve them. Individuals who have low self-efficacy levels would lose so many learning oppor

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