Liberal Arts Department, American College of the Middle East, Kuwait
This study was aimed to analyze the relationship between learning patterns, academic engagement, and GPA. The participants were 81 undergraduates from a private Engineering and Business College in Kuwait who were asked to complete the Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS) and Student Engagement Inventory- College Version (SEI-C). The data were analyzed via correlation analysis, using SPSS statistical package. The results showed that student’s learning patterns were associated with student’s type of engagement to learn. In this respect, the Teacher-Student Relationship (TSR) was positively related to Meaning- and Reproduction-Directed pattern. Control and Relevance of Schoolwork (CRS) and Future Goals (FGA) were related to all patterns, except for the Undirected pattern (UD). Conversely, UD, and RD pattern were related to Peer Support (PSL). Finally, the GPA was related to the Application-Directed pattern, only. Furthermore, the results from a cultural perspective are discussed.
College, Academic Engagement, Learning Patterns, Student Learning, GPA
Full Article is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.52.480495