Relationship between learning styles and academic performance of fifth graders enrolled in the medical course
Nome, Sandra [Chile. Universidad Mayor, Temuco]
Aran, Angélica [Chile. Universidad Mayor, Temuco]
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the learning styles of fifth-year medical students who attended the ophthalmology course and to also determine the correlation with their academic performance. METHODS: Kolb'slearning style and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) questionnaires were applied and related tothe final grades obtained. The variables were analyzed using Pearson's r test. RESULTS: I trevealed a relation between the variables of learning styles and academic performance (p < 0.05).According to Kolb's model, students with better performance were reflective style and according to the NLP model, students with visual style. CONCLUSION: learning styles variables from the NLP mode land Kolb, actingin dependently of the academic performance of students ina medical career, marking the highest preference forthe visual style andreflective questionnaires applied based on both models.this study is consistent with other research in this field conducted with students of the samerace.
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