The relationship between students’ learning styles and academic performance: Final year accounting students

  • Noor Saatila Mohd Isa Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Perak, Malaysia
  • Norliana Omar Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Perak, Malaysia
  • Farah Husna Mohd Fatzel Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Perak, Malaysia
  • Zulkifli Mohd Ghazali Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Perak, Malaysia
  • Norazmi Anas Academic of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, Tapah, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: learning styles, academic performance, awareness of learning styles

Abstract

Accounting students at tertiary education basically prefer different types of learning styles. This study investigated the impact of the relationship among the learning style preferences of undergraduate accounting students, awareness of learning styles and their academic achievements. Participants of the study consisted of all the final year accounting students in UiTM Tapah. The results indicated that the students prefer kinesthetic learning modality, and for the rest of the modalities students found that they are generally well-balanced. The study found that there were significant awareness of learning styles among students particularly for the kinesthetic type of students. However, based on the test conducted, there was no significant correlation between the academic achievement and the learning style preferences of the students. There was also no significant relationship between learning styles and awareness of the learning styles. Hence, types of learnings styles do not contribute directly to the accounting students’ academic performance.

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Published
2021-01-01
How to Cite
Mohd Isa, N. S., Omar, N., Mohd Fatzel, F. H., Mohd Ghazali, Z., & Anas, N. (2021). The relationship between students’ learning styles and academic performance: Final year accounting students. EDUCATUM Journal of Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.37134/ejoss.vol7.1.1.2021