A comparative study of learning styles among monolingual (Persian) and bilingual (Turkish-Persian) secondary school students

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This study was a comparative study of learning styles among monolingual (Persian) as well as bilingual (Turkish - Persian) secondary school students. The sample if the study consisted of 500 secondary students of both sex which were divided into two language group: Bilingual Turk (n = 250) and Monolingual Persian (n = 250). Their learning styles were evaluated by Felder - Solomon Learning Styles Inventory. The results of the study indicated that: Learning styles among the two groups were significantly different. In comparison with the monolingual subjects, the prevalence of sensitive and verbal learning styles was higher in bilingual students, while the prevalence of intuitive and visual learning styles were higher in monolingual students. Learning styles of male students were significantly different from the learning styles of female students. In comparison with female students, the prevalence of global and visual learning styles was higher in male students, while the prevalence of sequential and verbal learning styles were higher in female students.

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Emamipour, & Esfandabad, H. S. (2010). A comparative study of learning styles among monolingual (Persian) and bilingual (Turkish-Persian) secondary school students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 5, pp. 2419–2422). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.474

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