LEARNING STYLE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN - AN EXPLORATORY STUDY


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  • G. VIJAYA LAKSHMI and K. AROCKIA MARAICHELVI Department of Human Development, School of Home Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore- 641 025

https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.1.14

Keywords:

Academic Achievement, Learning Style, School-going children

Abstract

This study explored the interrelationship between Learning Style (LS) and Academic
Achievement (AA) of students (11-15 years old) enrolled in schools following the Samacheer
Kalvi syllabus (Unified Education Board of the state of Tamil Nadu) among a total of 3026 schoolgoing children from the four zones of Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu during November
2021 to March 2022. A cross-sectional research design was used. Misra’s Learning Style Inventory
(LSI) was administered to define the Learning Style of the children. AA was analysed using their
yearly report card for five major exams. Subject–wise average marks scored (Tamil, English,
Mathematics, Science, and Social Science) were computed and graded. Children’s learning style
was found to be significantly associated with all the subjects except the second language (Tamil).
The enactive reproducing style had a positive impact on their academic achievement in English,
Mathematics, and Science. Verbal constructive style affected their academic achievement
negatively. Figural constructive and figural reproducing learning styles were found to have a
positive impact on Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.

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08-05-2023

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08-05-2023

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G. VIJAYA LAKSHMI and K. AROCKIA MARAICHELVI. (2023). LEARNING STYLE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN - AN EXPLORATORY STUDY. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 51(1), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.1.14

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