Learning Style Preferences of Entrepreneurial Students in MARA Professional College, Malaysia

Abstract

The study examines MARA Professional College students' learning styles preferences. A total of 758 diploma level students of different study years, programmes and gender involved in this study. The study employed a set of questionnaire measuring on students' different learning styles using five likert scales. The five dimension of learning styles dimension by Dunn and Dunn (1992) are environment, emotional, sociological, physiological and psychological used in this study. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient for the instrument between 0.813 to 0.930. The results showed Emotional (mean 3.710, SD = 0.428) was the most dominant learning style dimension adopted by the respondents. The second category is the sociological dimension (mean 3.588 SD = 0.614), followed by psychological as the third dimension (mean 3.492, SD = 0.603), the fourth dimension is physiological (mean 3.460 SD = 0.529) and the fifth is the environment category (mean 3.138, SD = 0.483) . Results from this study showed that the diversity of learning styles and different impact on students' academic performance. In addition, recommendations were given to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.



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Mohd Syaifulhafizi Md Noh, MARA Profesional College, Malaysia
Mumtaz Begam Abdul Kadir, MARA Profesional College, Malaysia

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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