Learning styles and academic outcome among nursing students systematic review

Nayak, Shalini G and D'Souza, Prima JJ (2018) Learning styles and academic outcome among nursing students systematic review. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (9). pp. 114-119. ISSN 0976-0245

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Background: Leaming is a dynamic process and changes from person to person. Present day learners, in healthcare sector need to be competent to gain the quick access to the knowledge and skills in the technologically advancing world. Method: The purpose of this systematic review was to find the leaming styles adapted by nursing students and its relationship with academic outgome.'A comprehensive literature search was done between November and December 2016, using the MeSH waerds and key words such as learning, learning styles, laming approaches, academic success, academic results, academic achievements, students, Jearner, nursing students and Boolean operators from four online data bases such as PubMed, Ovid Medline, Proquest and CINAHL for the articles published between 2005 and 2016. A narrative synthesis approach of analysis was adopted for summarizing the findings. Results: Total of 1,840 articles were identified. After quality appraisal and based on the inclusion criteria, six research articles were found relevant for data extraction for the review. Out of these, three studies were exclusively conducted among nursing stedents, and five different types of learning style assessment tools were used among these six studies. Academic achievement was mainly assessed through academic marks and academic grade points. Conclusion: Learning siyle¢ is unique for each leamer. Teachers should understand learning style of stadert o encourage the new ways of leaming to improve the learming outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning stvle; learning approach; academic outconte; academic achievements; nursing stident.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 04:38
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 04:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151971

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