Objectives : The objective of this study is to analyze about learning styles and self-regulated learning strategies of dental hygiene students and to find methods that may increase learning outcomes by selecting effective learning methods.
Methods : The subjects of this study are 524 dental hygiene students in region of chonbuk from May, 2012 to June, 2012. collected informations are analyzed with SPSS.
Results : 1. 38.1%, assimilator is most of learning styles of dental hygiene students,followed by 29.7%, converger, 16.2%, diverger, 15.8%, accommodator. 2. 28.0%,converger and diverger are most of subjects whose grade score is between 2.0-2.9,41.50%, accommodator is most of 3.0-3.4, and 41.61% accommodator is most of 3.5-3.9, and 28.0%, converger is most of subjects whose grade score is more than 4.0. this results has statistically signification(p<0.01). 3. 8.71±1.78,assimilation strategy is most self-regulated learning strategies of dental hygiene students, followed by 8.26±1.94, control strategy, 7.52±2.00, memorization strategy. accommodator is most showed 7.82±2.24, 9.13±1.74, 8.71±2.20 in memorization strategy, assimilation strategy, control strategy. 4. It is showed that assimilator is significantly related with satisfaction for major(p<0.01),accommodator is significantly related with academic records(p<0.05), and diverger is significantly negative related with academic records, through the results of the analysis of factors that affects learning styles.
Conclusions : Organizing above results, It is considered that instructor needs to acknowledge learning styles of students through understanding about various learning styles of students, and may has to develop suitable teaching method for students based on that.