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A Comparison of Female Native American and Non-Native American Nursing and Pre-Nursing Students' Learning Styles at Two Tribal Colleges in South Dakota


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Abstract (summary)

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.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Adult education;
Nursing;
Native American studies
Classification
0516: Adult education
0569: Nursing
0740: Native American studies
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education; Social sciences
Title
A Comparison of Female Native American and Non-Native American Nursing and Pre-Nursing Students' Learning Styles at Two Tribal Colleges in South Dakota
Author
Ragan, Nola L.
Number of pages
60
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0205
Source
MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124999616
Advisor
Stenvig, Thomas E.
University/institution
South Dakota State University
University location
United States -- South Dakota
Degree
M.S.N.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1504601
ProQuest document ID
904412054
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/904412054
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