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A study of tourism-related major students' personality and preferred teaching methods relationship: In terms of mediating effects of deep approaches to learning

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2011, 35(4), pp.317-339
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

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ABSTRACT

Using a sample of 324 tourism major students from two universities in Korea, this study examined the relationship between the personality types, deep approaches to learning and preferred teaching methods. Results showed that there were significant differences of personalities and teaching methods between male and female students. Results also indicated that extraversion and openness to experience personalities had significant influences on the preference of the lecture and discussion type of teaching methods, while agreeableness personality had significant influences on the preference of practical practice, presentation and fieldwork teaching methods. Furthermore, results showed that deep approach to learning had a mediating effect in the relationship between personality types and preferred teaching methods. Implications and future research directions were also discussed.

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