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Cultural Variation in Learning Strategies: A Comparison of Australian and Sri Lankan University Students

Niles, F. Sushila (1996). Cultural Variation in Learning Strategies: A Comparison of Australian and Sri Lankan University Students. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied,130(1):83-94.

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Title Cultural Variation in Learning Strategies: A Comparison of Australian and Sri Lankan University Students
Author Niles, F. Sushila
Journal Name Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
Publication Date 1996
Volume Number 130
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0022-3980   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0345777702
Start Page 83
End Page 94
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 1701 - Psychology
Abstract Anecdotal evidence suggests that Asian students in institutions of higher learning, both overseas and in their own countries, use rote learning strategies. More recent evidence, however, seems to challenge this view. A study was undertaken to investigate whether this stereotype is sustained or challenged, using evidence gathered from Australian and Sri Lankan university students. Some items from Biggs's (1987) Study Process Questionnaire and an instrument developed by the author to estimate the relative importance of learning goals were administered to 131 Australian and 134 Sri Lankan students. The results raise serious doubts concerning the validity of the existing stereotype.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223980.1996.9914991   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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