HomeLiceo Journal of Higher Education Researchvol. 5 no. 1 (2007)

Learning Styles and Study Skills among Nursing Students

Donna Lou E. Neri

Discipline: Education



This study described the learning styles and study skills among Nursing students in five (5) Nursing colleges in Northern Mindanao, namely Liceo de Cagayan University, Central Mindanao University, Mountain View College, Misamis University, and Christ the King College. Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory and Study Skills Inventory were used to gather data from the 300 respondents. Data gathered were subjected to descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The data revealed that the Nursing students have diverging learning style. This learning style is associated with valuing skills, helping others, and sense making. Teaching strategies appropriate for such learning styles must be employed by the faculty to create a match with the students’ learning needs. In terms of study skills, the Nursing students are good in note-taking, textbook reading, memory, test preparation, and concentration. However, they are weak in time-management skills. There is a significant relationship between time management skills and Abstract Conceptualization (AC). This underscored the importance of developing time management skills for a student to be able to cultivate his or her critical thinking skills such as synthesis, analysis, and the integration of the concrete experience after reflective observation.