A study on learning styles of secondary school student's according to gender and class level

Bayrak B.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.843-847 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.210
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.843-847
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of some personal characteristics such as age, gender of the secondary school students on their learning styles. The learning styles inventory that was developed by Grasha (1994) was applied to the participants. The learning styles inventory involved 6 sub-scales as independent, collaborative, competitive, avoidant, participant and dependent. The students' learning styles prefences were analyzed through frequency (f) and percentages (%). Students' learning styles preference was compared with gender, class level by using Chi-square Test. According to the results of the study; it was found that 48,2% of the secondary school students participating in the study have competitive, 29,2% of them have collaborative, 10,9% independent, 4,5% avoidant, 4,5% participant and 2,7% dependent learning styles. There was a significant difference between the students' learning styles and student's gender (p<0.05). There wasn't a significant difference between the students' learning styles and class levels (p>0,05). (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu