International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Educational Psychology | Thailand | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023

The Consequences of Mismatching Learning Styles with an Innate Learning Style among High School Students in Songkhla, Thailand: Academic Performance and Strain

Prodpran Charis Suranaowarat | Thita Chanthaphaso | Baravee Phalanantapong

Abstract: The aim of this research is to find out how learning styles affect their academic performance and strain. Learning styles were slightly different in each theory. This research employed theories of VARK, which categorized learning styles into visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. The study analyzed the consequences of matching and mismatching learning styles among 410 high school students in Songkhla, Thailand. According to the research's hypothesis, a person's learning style affects the degree of stress and academic performance. The study's statistics show that the majority of high school students are mismatching learners. Most of them appear to be a visual - dominant learner, but seem to absorb and retain information by reading/writing. In terms of academic accomplishment, the matching learners, who employ a learning style that matches with their innate style, achieve higher GPA in comparison with the incongruent ones. The level of stress, however, does not appear to be impacted by learning styles; the gap of the strain level between matching and mismatching learners is narrow. Therefore, other variables outside of learning style may have an influence on stress levels more strongly. After analyzing all the data, a student's innate learning style has the most influence on academic achievement.

Keywords: Learning styles, Academic performance, Strain, VARK theory, High school students

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1645 - 1649

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