International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11 (2017)

Gender, academic stream and learning styles


Kavita, Dr. Monika Sood

Learning styles refer to a range of competing and contested theories that aim to account for differences in individual’s learning. Modern period of life also demands involvement in serious studies and better learning styles. A better learning style helps an individual to opt better career in his life. The present study was undertaken to investigate the relationship of gender, academic stream and learning style. Seven learning styles were regarded as dependent variables. Academic stream and gender were treated as independent variables. There was found no interaction effect of gender and academic stream on any learning style. Male students tended to rate themselves higher on visual, aural, logical and social learning style than females while female students rated themselves to be higher on solitary learning style than counterpart male students. Science students were found to show tendency to use aural as well as logical learning style more than both arts and commerce stream senior secondary school students.
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