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A Study of the Correlations between Non-English Majors'Perceptual Learning Styles, Reading Strategies and Reading Achievements

Author ChenLiLi
Tutor QiXiaoJuan
School Changchun University of Science and Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords perceptual learning style reading strategies reading achievement correlation analysis
CLC H319
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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Learning style and reading strategies have been the focus of researches for linguists and psychologists in recent years, while few studies are related to the correlations. The present study adopts Reid’s perceptual learning style theory and O’Malley and Chamot’s classification of learning strategies to study the correlations between perceptual learning styles, reading strategies and reading achievements.This study adopts questionnaires and test as instruments, and related data are collected. Then the author adopts SPSS19.0to analyze the correlation between non-English major’s perceptual learning style, reading strategies and reading achievements. The results are as follow:1) The correlation between learning style and reading comprehension achievement is significant, but the correlation only exists in visual and individual group.2) Perceptual learning style has relationship with some of the reading comprehension strategies.3) The correlation between reading achievements and metacognitive strategies and cognitive strategies use is significant. Perceptual learning styles influence the choice of the subjects’ reading comprehension strategies. Reading strategies use and reading achievements are positively related. In other words, there is linear relationship among perceptual learning style, reading strategies use and reading achievements.This study is significant to English teaching and autonomous learning. In the process of teaching and learning, both teacher and learner should identify learning style, enhance the awareness of reading strategies use, and eventually achieve better reading achievements.

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