The relation between learning ways with class level, sex and academic success of primary school students


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2009

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Ezgi Gizem Ok

Supervisor: SELMA GÜLEÇ

Abstract:

The aim of this study is to designate dominant learning styles, ways and learning style points of 7th and 8th grade primary school students and expose the relation between learning styles,ways and learning style points with class level, sex and academic success.Kolb Learning Style Inventory was used to designate learning styles and ways of students in this study. The samples of the study were obtained from 216 students (7th and 8th grades) educating in four primary school in Gölcük, Kocaeli. In the purpose of the study?s aim, firstly it was ensured for students to answer the questions of Kolb Learning Style Inventory. Then it was achieved their points of turkish, mathematics, social studies, science and technology and english lessons from 4th class, and then their certificate points from 4th class for general academic averages. All the data achieved were analysed by SPSS Software. The distributions of frequency and percentage, crosstabs, K- Square, T Test for independent samples, varience analyse (ANOVA) and correlation analyse were used to analyse the data. It was found as a result of analyse that the dominanat learning style of students is diverger and dominant learning way is active experience. It was found that the learning styles and the learning way points of the students are not dependent on the class levels of students. It was also found that learning styles and ways of students are not dependent on sexes of students, but there is a difference in favour of female studens about learning way points of active experience. It was also found that there is a meaningful relation between learning way points of students and lesson success points of turkish, mathematics, social studies, science and technology, english lessons and general academic averages; but there is not a meaningful relation between the learning styles,ways and generel academic averages of students.