Perceived Influence of Learning Styles on Chemistry Achievement of Secondary School Girls’ in Nigeria
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Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Lagos, Akoka
This study examined the perceived influence of visual, auditory and /anesthetic learning styles on chemistry under-achievement in both internal and external national examinations of secondary school girls in Anambra State, Nigeria. One null hypothesis was tested. It was an expost-facto research that involved a sample of 147girls with average age of 17years. Learning Style Inventory (LSI) and Chemistry Achievement Score Form (CASF) were used for data collection. Data was analyzed using mean, standard deviation and one-way ANOVA. The results showed a significant influence in the mean scores of visual, auditory and /anesthetic learning styles of secondary school girls' achievement in chemistry, with the /anesthetic learning recording the highest mean influence. The paired comparison also showed that the kinesthetic learning style significantly influenced secondary school girls' achievement in chemistry, followed by the visual learning style and then, the auditory learning style at a 0.05 significance level. The study recommends that chemistry teachers should employ a variety of teaching methods to cater for the secondary school girls' differences in learning styles which may influence their achievement in chemistry and concludes that unless the achievement of secondary school girls are enhanced through these respective learning styles, the manpower required for technical and scientific development will be in jeopardy.
Nigeria , Visual , Achievement , Kinesthetic , Auditory
Okafor, N.P.(2016). Perceived influence of learning styles on chemistry achievement of secondary school girls’ in Nigeria. Journal of Research and Contemporary issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education. 3(1), 77-86. A Publication of Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Lagos, Akoka.