SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 14, No 3 (2014)

The Effects of Learning Styles and other Psychological Variables on Predicting to Students’ Academic Achievement Based on Learning Evaluation Method in Adolescent Problem and Guidance Class

Wilaiwan Srisongkhram




Abstract


The purpose of this study were to examine psychological variables, covering majors, gender, learning styles, GPAX, attitude to subject, academic self – efficacy and procrastination that predicted academic achievement, including studying interaction among majors, gender and learning styles affected to academic achievement and used GPAX as a controlled variable in evaluation by testing and by case study. Data were collected from 77 bachelor degree students in two classes. The instruments combined all of 80 items Honey & Mumford learning styles, attitude to subject, academic procrastination, academic self – efficacy, academic achievement testing and adolescent problem case study. Data analyses used stepwise regression and MANCOVA. The results found that (1) in evaluation by testing, there were three variables of majors, academic self – efficacy and GPAX of 2.00 – 2.50 that predicted academic achievement by 41.1% (2) in evaluation by case study, there were only learning styles as reflector and theorist that predicted academic achievement by 17.6%. In addition to test interaction among majors, gender and learning styles when controlling GPAX, there were interaction between majors and gender when evaluated by testing (p< 0.01) and there were interaction between majors and learning styles when evaluated by case study (p< 0.01). Furthermore GPAX did not affect to academic achievement. The applications of all results were discussed.

Keywords: Academic Achievement; Learning Styles; Psychological
Variables

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