Determination of environmental and kinesthetic learning styles of adult learners for academic performance in adult literacy centres in Anambra state, Nigeria
Joseph Chukwutobe Chieke, Catherine Omeriyang Madu, Johnson Nnadi Ewelum, Helen Ebunoluwa Adebola
This study determined the environmental and kinesthetic learning styles of adult learners for academic performance in adult literacy centres in Anambra State, Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of study consisted of 11,524 registered adult learners. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to obtain 1,550 adult learners as sample for the study. Two sets of 12 items questionnaire were used as instrument for data collection. One set was titled “Determination of Environmental Learning Style of Adult Learners Questionnaire (DELSALQ) while the other was titled “Determination of Kinesthetic Learning Style of Adult Learners Questionnaire (DKLSALQ)”. The questionnaire was validated by three experts, two in Adult Education and one in Measurement and Evaluation of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. The reliability of the study was conducted using the product moment correlation co-efficient (r). The reliability coefficient yielded 0.87 for environmental learning style and 0.90 for kinesthetic learning style. The data for the study were collected and analyzed with mean scores. The findings of the study revealed that majority of adult learners in Anambra State prefer environmental learning style to kinesthetic learning style. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others, that the government of Anambra State should provide permanent site for adult literacy centres, build and equip them with modern educational facilities to aid adult learning.