Learning style preferences of preparatory scgool students at Gazi University

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Turkey

Approval Date: 2004

Thesis Language: English

Student: Cevriye Güneş

Supervisor: AHMET OK


The purpose of this study was to determine the learning styles of preparatory school students from Gazi University and examine the relationship between students̕ learning style preferences (LSP) and faculty students will study in, gender, proficiency level of English and achievement scores on listening, reading, grammar, and writing in the English Course. The instrument, Index of Learning Styles (ILS), was administered to 367 randomly selected students. As for the data analysis, descriptive statistics portrayed the frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations, the t test was conducted to see whether students̕ achievement scores differ according to their LSPs and the Crosstabs procedure was conducted to investigate whether the LSPs of the students at Gazi University differ according to faculty they will study in, gender and level of proficiency. The results indicated that there was no significant difference between students̕ LSPs and faculty, gender, level and achievement scores.