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The Relationship of Achievement Goal, Learning Styles, and Academic Achievement in Students in the Department of Occupational Therapy

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2010, 18(2), pp.133-145
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

황기철 1 노효련 2

1가야대학교
2강원대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the achievements related to the achievement goals and learning styles of students at K University’s Department of Occupational Therapy and to assess their implications on teaching/learning methods. Methods : A total of 105 students in all years of study at the Department of Occupational Therapy were invited to complete a questionnaire. For this study, Kolb's Learning Styles and Elliot & Church's Achievement Goal were used. The subjects’GPAs from the previous semester were used as indicators of academic achievement. Results : The results of this study are as follows. There is no coefficient of correlation between learning styles, but there is a coefficient of correlation between achievement goal and academic achievement. A mastery level was the preference in the academic goal types of the students. Kolb's‘ Accommodator' was the preferred learning type for students, while‘ assimilator' was not preferred. Students also preferred‘ diverger'as a higher grade. Conclusion : From these results, we suggested some effective teaching/learning methods based on the students' achievement goals. Learning styles and achievement goals are expected to be helpful in designing effective learning strategies and thereby enhancing the performance of medical students.

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