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ERIC Number: EJ1084395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
University Students' Visual Cognitive Styles with Respect to Majors and Years
Kibar, Pinar Nuhoglu; Akkoyunlu, Buket
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n2 p321-333 Feb 2016
Visual cognitive style is an individual difference that is related to the preference or visual imagery tendency of an individual of processing visual information. This study examines the visual cognitive styles of university students according to their study subject, study year and genders and includes 448 first- and third-year university students from seven departments. The results indicate that spatial imagery tendencies were stronger among students in the sciences, whereas verbal tendencies were strong among students in linguistic fields. The spatial imagery tendencies of third-year students from the Department of Physics Engineering and the verbal tendencies of third-year students from the Department of English Language Teaching were significantly higher than those of first-year students of related departments. Different from previous studies the finding about the tendency increment among first to third year of study is remarkable which can be investigated through experimental studies.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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