THE EFFECT OF PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BASIC ENGLISH STUDENTS ON THEIR LEARNING STYLES AND ITS REFLECTION ON TEACHING PROCESS


Oktar-Ergur D.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.39, pp.173-184, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 39
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-184

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of some personal characteristics such as age gender, type of high school graduated and the departments of the students on their learning styles Learning Style Inventory (LSI) developed by Kolb in 1981 and amended in 1985 and translated Into Turkish by Askar and Akkoyunlu in 1991 was conducted on 777 students enrolled in English preparatory courses at beginner pre intermediate and intermediate levels at the School of Foreign Languages Department of Basic English at Hacettepe University T-test, Kruskal Wallis Test one way valiance analysis and the least significant difference method (LSD) were used to analyze the data The findings indicated that the majority of the students preferred Assimilator and Converger learning styles The results showed that the students learning styles did not differ according to their gender age and their departments at the university However it was also found out that the students who graduated from Science High Schools preferred Converger le tilting style whereas the other student, who graduated from different high schools preferred Assimilator learning style