Gender Comparison on the Factors Affecting Students' Learning Styles

Suriani Hassan and Norlita Ismail and Khadizah Ghazali and Asmar Shahira Abdul Samad and Wan Yonsharlinawati Wan Jaafar (2011) Gender Comparison on the Factors Affecting Students' Learning Styles. In: The 10th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology (EDU'11), 15-17 November 2011, Penang. (Submitted)


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This study analyzed the gender comparison on the factors affecting students' learning style. The data were collected using a survey form which was distributed randomly. The number of respondents was 189 students. The methodologies used were descriptive statistics, factor analysis and non-parametric technique using the Kruskal-Wallis test. The results showed seven new factors were successfully constructed using factor analysis and assigned as the factors affecting the learning style activity; which are 1) students' behaviour before and after attending class, 2) strategies used to comprehend the lecture, 3) the importance of lecture, 4) class size and its condition, 5) efforts outside class, 6) classroom convenient and 7) importance on listening to lecture. The Kruskal-Wallis test results showed there was a significant mean difference between gender on students' efforts outside class (factor 5) while there was no significant mean difference between genders on the other factors of students' learning style.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning style, factor analysis, Kruskal-Wallis, gender
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 08:33
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 07:57

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