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ERIC Number: EJ849332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Learning Styles and Motivational Styles in Different Academic Contexts: A Longitudinal Study
Ozen, Rasit; Eren, Altay
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v36 p181-192 2009
In this study, individual differences among the first year undergraduate students' learning styles and motivational styles were examined in two different academic contexts. Changes in students' learning styles and motivational styles were also investigated through a longitudinal design over one academic year. The results of this study showed that both students' learning styles and motivational styles were domain-specific, malleable, and independent constructs. Furthermore, the present study revealed that style conceptualization was appropriate to capture the malleable nature of learning and motivation. Finally, it was also found that students' learning styles did not significantly differ according to their motivational styles both at the beginning and at the end of the academic year. Educational implications and directions for future research were also emphasized in this study. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey