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Korean J Med Educ > Volume 18(2); 2006 > Article
Korean Journal of Medical Education 2006;18(2): 133-140. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2006.18.2.133
의과대학생의 학습양식의 특성과 학업성취와의 관계
김미라1, 안서원2, 이정모3, 안덕선2, 이영미2
1성균관대학교 응용심리연구소
2고려대학교 의과대학 의학교육학교실
3성균관대학교 심리학과
Characteristics of Medical Students' Learning Styles and Their Relationships to GPA
Mira Kim1, Sowon Kim2, Jungmo Lee3, Ducksun Ahn2, Youngmee Lee2
1Research Center of Applied Psychology, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
2Department of Psychology, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
3Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Korea University, Korea.
Corresponding Author: Mira Kim, Tel: 02)760-0706, Fax: 02)760-0705, Email: psymira@skku.edu
PURPOSE: The present study examines the characteristics of medical students' learning styles and their relationships to the GPA. METHODS: One hundred 2nd year medical students took the revised version of the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) by Felder-Silverman, which was computerized. The ILS classifies individual preferences for information processing into 16 categories based on four dichotomous dimension: active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, sequential/global, visual/verbal. The GPA from the previous semester was used. RESULTS: The most frequent learning styles were reflective, sensing, sequential, and visual, covering 25% of the class. For the relationship with the GPA, we compared group means. The sensing students showed significantly higher grades than the intuitive students. Other than this result, there seemed to be no particular relationship between learning styles and GPA. This relationship should be further studied. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, medical students were categorized based on individual differences in information processing. Learning styles are expected to be helpful in designing effective learning strategies and thereby enhancing medical students' performance.
Keywords: Learning Styles;GPA;Medical Students
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