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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part F (2017)

A study to assess preferred learning style of nursing students from selected nursing colleges in Maharashtra

Author(s)
Dr. Sneha Pitre and Veena D Sakhardande
Abstract
Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. Every student have her or his different type of learning.
Purpose: To assess preferred learning style of nursing students from selected nursing colleges in Maharashtra.
Objectives: To assess the preferred learning style of nursing students and to correlate the findings with performance.
Method: This was a quantitative descriptive survey study of 185 nursing students, aged 19-25 years. The students selected for study were Bachelors of Nursing Science of Pune, Wardha, Nasik and Aurangabad regions of Maharashtra during February 2016 to March 2017. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for the selection of nursing students. To obtain necessary data for the study, the tool used for data collection were assessment of the preferred learning style. The assessment of the preferred learning style were done by learning style inventory from school and college students by self-reporting and structured interview and in depth information collected according data collection tool.
Results: 45% of the nursing students had often preferred visual learning style, 43% of them had sometimes preferred visual learning style and 12% of them had seldom preferred visual learning style. 42% of the nursing students had often preferred auditory learning style, 36% of them had sometimes preferred auditory learning style and 22% of them had seldom preferred auditory learning style. 33% of the nursing students had often preferred tactile learning style, 31% of them had sometimes preferred tactile learning style and 31% of them had seldom preferred tactile learning style.
The majority of nursing students i.e. overall 44.79% of them had often preferred visual learning style and 43.24% of them had sometimes preferred visual learning style as compared to auditory and tactile learning style
Conclusion: The learning style nursing students many times are interconnected with learning. So it is necessary to know and understand the preferred learning style of nursing students. If we understand the preferred learning style of nursing students then we can help them to plan learning, teaching activities which will help for achievements and good career opportunities.
Pages: 390-393  |  406 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sneha Pitre, Veena D Sakhardande. A study to assess preferred learning style of nursing students from selected nursing colleges in Maharashtra. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(12):390-393.
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