Vol. 6 (2021): American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews
Articles

Learning Style Preferences in College Students with Different Majors

I-Ju Chen1, Kai-Ru Cheng2
1Ling Tung University, Taiwan 2Language Center, Ling Tung University

Keywords

  • Learning styles; EFL learners; Visual style; Auditory style; Haptic style

How to Cite

I-Ju Chen1, Kai-Ru Cheng2. (2021). Learning Style Preferences in College Students with Different Majors. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 6(1), 81. https://doi.org/10.28933/ajerr-2020-11-2307

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the learning style preferences of college students with different majors and the relationship between learning styles and the majors. In total, 120 English as a foreign language college students with different majors from Taiwan participated. Descriptive statistical analysis and the chi-square test results indicated that learners across majors generally preferred the visual learning style. However, business and information technology majors preferred the auditory learning style and design majors preferred the haptic learning style. Nevertheless, although learning background may play a vital role in the development of a student’s learning style, the differences between learning style preferences and educational background were non-significant. Learning style preferences may also relate to other variables and may change over time, across contexts, and between different tasks.

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