Date of Award
Richard W.Riley College of Education
Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance
Master of Science
Dr. Joni Boyd
Dr. Jason Chung
Dr. David Schary
Objectives: To examine learning styles and training perceptions in NCAA Division I student-athletes and determine if perceptions of training differ among learning styles.
Participants: The participants of this study consisted of 99 student-athletes from a NCAA Division I university in the southeastern United States during the 2019-2020 school year.
Methods: Data was collected using the online survey system Qualtrics. Learning styles were surveyed using the VARK Questionnaire- Student-athletes Version and training perceptions were collected utilizing the Training Information Survey.
Results: The majority of student-athletes studied identified as predominantly visual learners (n = 42). Overall, perceptions of training were positive (M =86.09). There was no significant difference of training perceptions across the learning styles.
Conclusion: Though perceptions of training were not altered by learning style, the learning styles among student-athletes did vary. Coaches can use this information to better develop their instructional methods in a way that can reach all four learning styles
Covington, Shayna, "The Effect of Learning Styles on Strength Training Perceptions and Satisfaction" (2020). Graduate Theses. 111.