Junior Volleyball Players, Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Learning Styles
In this study, junior volleyball players were imparted with techniques of volleyball game and their learning preferences were analyzed. For this purpose, the investigator selected thirty volleyball players in the age group of 14 – 16 from different schools in Andhra Pradesh. The selected subjects were taught volleyball skills under the following learning style strategies. The learning preferences of the subjects were assessed through VAK questionnaire consisting of 14 statements and scores obtained on their learning preferences. The learning style inventory used in this study was authored by J.A.Beatrice, in Learning to Study through critical thinking. The questionnaire consists of 14 statements with options to select any one of the learning style under given circumstances, whether the subjects preference Visual (V) or Auditory (A) or Kinesthetis (K) and the subject was asked to select any one of the three learning styles statements given as answer for the questions / statements. The filled in questionnaire were collected and scored subjects preferences among three learning styles The collected questionnaire were scored which determines the learning preferences of the subjects. To test statistical significance of the learning preferences, the obtained data were subjected to statistical treatment using ANOVA. The results proved that Visual learning preferences were selected with mean value of 3.93 with standard deviation of + 0.98 and Auditory preference mean value of 3.03 with + 0.718 and Kinesthetic learning preference mean value of 7.03 with standard deviation + 1.129. The obtained F value 144.02 was significant at 0.01 level. The post hoc analysis proved that Visual learning was preferred than auditory learning style, and kinesthetic learning style was preferred by junior volleyball players than visual and auditory learning styles. Thus, it was proved that volleyball junior girls preferred kinesthetic learning style than visual and auditory learning styles. It was concluded that Kinesthetic learning style was preferred by the junior volleyball girls than visual and auditory learning styles in learning volleyball skills.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

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