HAYEF: Journal of Education

Investigation of Academic Studies on Learning Styles: A Systematic Review


Ardahan Üniversitesi, Teknik Bilimler Meslek Yüksekokulu, Ardahan, Türkiye


Atatürk Üniversitesi, Kazım Karabekir Eğitim Fakültesi, Erzurum, Türkiye

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2020; 17: 20-50
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2020.1922
Read: 1858 Downloads: 655 Published: 05 May 2020

This study aimed to systematically examine and evaluate academic studies on learning styles published between 2000 and 2016. The sample group evaluated using a systematic review method comprised master’s and doctoral theses as well as articles published in refereed journals of Turkish origin. There are a total of 290 master’s and doctoral theses and 157 articles acquired during the study period, and those that were not available were eliminated. The research achieved a total of 341 studies. The content analysis method was used to analyze and examine the data thoroughly. Undergraduate students were mainly the focus of research and were used as a sample group, and sampling size between 301 and 1000 was employed. The research was rigorously conducted and described as a research type, and the quantitative research method was the most preferred. The survey method, among the research designs, was the most preferred research design used by the researchers. The study uses learning style as a dependent or independent variable, and their effect on each other with the other variables was examined. “Academic achievement” was the most used variable, along with the “learning style” variable. The attitude variable highly interacted with the “learning style” variable. Learning style inventory, according to Kolb, was the preferred learning style inventory in this study.

Cite this article as: Cevher, A.Y., Yıldırım, S. (2020). Investigation of Academic Studies on Learning Styles: Systematic Review. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 17(1); 20-50.

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