Verbal-Visual Learning Styles Scale: Developing a Scale for Primary School Students

Durmuş Burak, Mehmet Gültekin
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Abstract


In this study, it is aimed to develop a measurement tool that can determine the learning styles of students in order to provide efficient learning environments in primary schools. For this purpose, a draft scale form consisting of 24 items defining verbal and visual learning styles on theoretical basis was prepared. Then, using the draft scale form, data were obtained from 296 students of primary school. The data obtained at this phase were analyzed by exploratory factor analysis (EFA). As a result, the final scale form consisting of two dimensions and 12 items was reached. Then, in order to verify the structure of the final scale form, data were obtained from 149 students of primary school, and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed with these data. According to the results obtained at this stage, the two-dimensional, two-factor, and 12-item structure of the scale was confirmed. In addition, Cronbach's Alpha and stability coefficients were calculated, and as a result, it was determined that the scale made consistent and stable measurements. As a result, a valid and reliable measurement tool has been developed that can determine the learning styles of 8-11 year-old students studying in primary schools.

Keywords


Learning style, Verbal learning, Visual learning, Primary school, Scale development

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Burak, D. & Gultekin, M. (2021). Verbal-Visual Learning Styles Scale: Developing a scale for primary school students. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES), 3(2), 287-303. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.171




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.171

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