The effect of learning styles on students' misconceptions and self-efficacy for learning and performance


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.1482-1486 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.325
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1482-1486
  • Keywords: Misconceptions, learning styles, self-efficacy for learning and performance, melting and dissolving


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of learning styles on students' misconceptions related to the subject of melting and dissolving. Moreover, the present study also analyzes the effect of students' learning styles on their self-efficacy for learning and performance. The population of this study was comprised of first-and second-grade students attending the Faculty of Education at Hacettepe University. As data collection tools, Learning Style Inventory was used in order to determine students' learning styles, the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) was administered to determine students' self-efficacy for learning and performance and the Melting and Dissolving Concept Test (MDCT) was used to assess students' misconceptions regarding melting and dissolving. For the evaluation of the data, statistical analysis was applied. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu