Is there a relationship between business studies teachers' teaching styles and students' motivation to learn?

Nor Aishah Buang, Abdul Aziz Abd Samad

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The purpose of this study was to find out whether the business studies teachers' teaching styles influence their upper six students' positive attitudes towards the business studies subject at secondary schools in Malaysia. It uses 189 students who were in the upper six form. A questionnaire and interviews method for data collection were used. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as t-test, Pearson correlation, one-way and two-way ANOVA were applied. The results showed that the students preferred personal style of teaching approach of their teachers. However, their interest in the business studies subject was just moderate. There was no significance difference in terms of the preferred personal teaching styles based on the students' gender. On the other hand, there was a significant correlation between the preferred teaching style and the students' interest in the subject matter and a slight difference between the different races of students in terms of preferred teaching styles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Business studies
  • Motivation and learning
  • Positive attitudes
  • Races
  • Slight difference
  • Teaching styles

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Is there a relationship between business studies teachers' teaching styles and students' motivation to learn? / Buang, Nor Aishah; Samad, Abdul Aziz Abd.

In: Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 5, 2011, p. 357-360.

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