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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de; SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos  y  SCACCHETTI, Fabio Alexandre Pereira. Validity evidence for a learning style measure. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.3, pp. 159-175. ISSN 1516-3687.

This study aimed at obtaining validity evidence for a learning style scale and at analyzing student's learning styles. The study included 709 students from professional technical education. We used a Scale of Learning Styles, with 80 items for the description of the preferred styles, and evaluated five dimensions, namely: environmental, social, instrumental, personal, and activity conditions. We applied the test collectively on the day and time set by each educational institution. A factor analysis with varimax rotation indicated three-factor structure for the scale. The factors were grouped as follows: factor 1 - personal terms and conditions of activity, with 16 items (α = 0,78); factor 2 - environmental conditions, with 11 items (α = 0,79); factor 3 - social conditions, with 11 items (α = 0,81). Overall, we observed that the students were more personal conditions and activity style-oriented. A scale that can map students' learning styles is relevant to Brazilian education because it allows students to know their learning preferences and can provide them with better learning conditions.

Palabras clave : styles; learning styles; cognitive styles; psychological assessment; high school coach.

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