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How entrepreneurial learning styles differ among university students in Klang Valley Malaysia.


Anies Farhana Zainol. (2017) How entrepreneurial learning styles differ among university students in Klang Valley Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.


The objectives of this study are to determine learning styles preferences among university students. Specifically this study is meant to determine the differences in
learning style between male and female students, to examine th e differences of
learning style between technical and non technical students and to identify the most preferred learning style among university students. By means of cluster random sampling data was collected from 997 students from five public universities in Klang Valley Malaysia namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). For this study the Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Style Scales (GRSLSS) was utilized to test student learning preferences in six learning style categories: avoidant, participative, competitive, collaborative, dependent and independent. A set of self-administered questionnaire containing 60-item scales was used to collect data and responses were recorded using a 5-point Likert scale; ranges from 1 (strongly disagree) through 5 (strongly agree). The findings indicated that female students obtained significantly higher means in collaborative, participative, and dependent styles than males, but in avoidant, and independent styles, the means for males were higher than the opposite gender. Also, the technical group’s means in collaborative, participative, dependent, and competitive styles were significantly higher than those of non-technical group. Based on the findings, female students had higher tendency in collaborating with female colleagues and participating cooperatively in their activities. In addition, technical students in comparison with non-technical students scored more higher in both participative and collaborative styles. The most prominence style for male is avoidant and female is participative. While the technical group preferred avoidant & competitive; the non-technical preferred independent, collaborative, dependent and participative.

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Item Type: MBA/DBA Final Project Report
Collection Type: Thesis
Faculty/Centre/Office: Malaysian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Depositing User: Pn. Wan Nurjuliana Wan Abd Ghafar
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 05:00
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 09:00
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