Influence of Learning Style Preferences on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Zaria Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria

By Busari Akeem & Prof A. I. Mohammed


This study examined the influence of learning style preferences on the academic performance of secondary school students in Zaria Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Two objectives, two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Survey design was used. A sample of 361 students was drawn from Senior Secondary II (SSII). Instrument used for data collection was Learning Style Inventory. The generated data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) and ANOVA. The findings show that positive significant relationship exists between auditory learning style and academic performance (r=.625, p=.002), and significant difference exists among academic performance mean scores of students using kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learning style preferences (f=17.154, p=0.000). From the result of the findings, it was recommended that teachers in secondary schools should develop and encourage other learning styles of their students.

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