File(s) under permanent embargo
Learning approaches: examination type, discipline of study, and gender
journal contributionposted on 2005-02-01, 00:00 authored by S Smith, Robyn Miller
A sample of 248 Australian university students participated in a study that investigated the influence of assessment type and discipline of study on students' learning approaches. Participants (93 psychology and 155 business students) responded to the Study Process Questionnaire in a context of preparation for a hypothetical examination. The hypothetical examination is in either a multiple-choice or an essay format. Results indicated that assessment type had no significant influence on how students approach their learning, while discipline did have significant influence on student learning.