2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.3378-3382
This study investigated differences in leaning orientations among male and female students attending three different school types in Turkey. A total of 565 secondary school students participated in the study. The learning approach questionnaire (LAQ) was used to measure students' orientations to learning ranging from meaningful to rote. Two-way multivariate analysis of variance conducted to determine the effect of gender and school type on students' learning orientations. Findings indicated that gender has a significant effect on students' meaningful learning orientation and school type has a significant effect on students' rote learning orientation. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.