Comparison of learning styles of Nursing Students in Razi Nursing School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences - 2009


Majid Najafi Kalyani 1 , * , Abbas Abbaszadeh 1 , Nahid Jamshidi 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Najafi Kalyani M, Abbaszadeh A, Jamshidi N. Comparison of learning styles of Nursing Students in Razi Nursing School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences - 2009, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2011 ; 8(2):e59767.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 8 (2); e59767
Published Online: January 15, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 08, 2017
Accepted: October 18, 2011




Background and objectives: It is believed that any discrepancy between learning style of students
and their field of study leads to their dissatisfaction and consequently dropping out of school. The
aim of this study was to compare the learning styles of Nursing students in Kerman Razi Nursing
School in 2009.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study performed in 2009, all undergraduate and postgraduate
Nursing students of Razi Nursing School (n=148) were asked to complete Kolb learning style
inventory (KLSI) Version 3.1. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: From all students, 87.8% were studying in undergraduate and 12.2% in master programs.
Among undergraduate students assimilator learning style (48.5%) and among master students
convergent learning styles (44.4%) had the highest frequencies. There was a statistically significant
difference between learning styles of undergraduate and master students (P=0.028).
Conclusion: Since, nursing is an occupation requiring interaction and communication with people,
attention of nursing teachers to the learning styles of their students is very essential for promotion of
community health. It is suggested that nursing teachers use a variety of teaching methods based on
students’ educational level and preferred learning style.


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