ERIC Number: ED433312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-17
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Comparing Two Year and Four Year College Students' Learning Styles in General Education and Allied Health Education.
Ehle, Maryann J.; Price, Elsa C.
This study investigated differences in two-year and four-year college students' learning styles in general education as compared to allied health education. It noted whether being a general education student or an allied health education student contributed to each student's learning style and whether being a traditional or nontraditional student in a two-year or four-year college would contribute to learning style. Participating students from two-year and four-year colleges in West Virginia and Alabama completed the Group Assessment of Logical Thinking (GALT), which identifies learning style as concrete, transitional, or formal. General education students in the two-year college tested in the expected range. A large percentage of them, regardless of whether they were traditional or nontraditional, were concrete learners. Two-year students in the allied health fields fit into the expected ranges, as 46.14 percent were concrete learners. Among the four-year general education students, 11.54 percent were concrete learners, 34.61 percent were transitional learners, and 53.85 percent were formal learners. These numbers did not fit the expected percentages of approximately 50 percent concrete learners. When comparing traditional and nontraditional students in two-year and four-year colleges, researchers noted that there were many more nontraditional students in the two-year college than the four-year college. (Contains 13 tables.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia