A Comparison of Female Native American and Non-Native American Nursing and Pre-Nursing Students' Learning Styles at Two Tribal Colleges in South Dakota
This study examined the similarities and differences in the learning styles of female Native American and non-Native American nursing and pre-nursing students. How are learning styles different between individuals from the two cultures and how are they similar? Forty-two Native Americans and 28 non-Native Americans female nursing students participated in this study.
The Perceptual Learning-Style Preference Survey (PLSPS) was the tool utilized to assess learning styles. This tool assesses each student’s dominant learning style as auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or tactile. This tool classifies preference for individual or group learning. Lastly, this tool gives an explanation of each learning style and offers suggestions on how to best learn, utilizing a dominant learning style. A brief demographic survey was provided. Age, race, gender, and status as nursing or pre-nursing student were identified in the demographic data.
No significant difference was found between the two groups. Kinesthetic was the dominate learning style for both groups.
Native American studies
0740: Native American studies