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Volume :20 Issue : 78 2006      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Relationship Between Learning Styles, Behavioral Characteristics of Dyslexia, and School Achievement among Bahraini Students at the Basic Education Level

Auther : Dr. Jihan I. A.Alumran

The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences among students of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles on the measure of behavioral characteristics of dyslexia. The study also aimed at investigating the different learning styles according to gender and grade level.

The Dyslexia Screening Instrument developed by Coon, Polk, and Waguespack, (1994) and the Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learning Styles Scale developed by the researcher were administered to 230 Bahraini students at the basic education level.

Results indicated:

1-There was a significant difference among different learning styles   on the measure of Dyslexia. Post-hoc comparison showed that the group  which had used the kinesthetic Learning Style was significantly different from the other groups.

2- Using Two-Way ANOVA, results showed a significant main effect for gender and a significant gender (2) x grade (3) interaction on the auditory learning style. Also, there was a significant gender effect on the kinesthetic learning style.

3-There was a positive and significant relationship between the visual learning style and school achievement for males in the dyslexic group, the primary level, and the total sample. There was also a significant relationship between the auditory learning style and school achievement for females. Furthermore, there was a negative significant relationship between the kinesthetic learning style and school achievement for all the sub-groups and the total sample.

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