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ERIC Number: EJ1055133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Learning Style Preferences of Undergraduate Dietetics, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Students
Wagner, Meredith G.; Hansen, Pamela; Rhee, Yeong; Brundt, Ardith; Terbizan, Donna; Christensen, Bryan
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v2 n2 p198-205 Apr 2014
The study assessed the preferred learning style (LS) of college students and compared LS preferences among students majoring in Dietetics, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training. LS questionnaires were distributed to students (N = 693, mean age 20.5 ± 1.7) enrolled in health science courses at three Midwestern universities. Most students preferred a converger LS followed by assimilator, accommodator, and diverger. Some students preferred a combination of two LS. Chi square results indicated a significant relationship between college major and LS. Students in health majors were all observed to have a significant LS preference, namely the converger LS. However, distributions of preferred LS within each major differed. Understanding preferred LS of college students in different academic programs may increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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