University students’ study habits related to the use of study resources

Authors

  • Zuzana Sikorova University of Ostrava
  • Iva Cervenkova University of Ostrava
  • Marek Vaclavic University of Ostrava
  • Tomas Barot University of Ostrava

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21344/iartem.v11i2.581

Keywords:

study resources, study habits, approaches to learning, university students

Abstract

The paper reports on the exploratory research study focused on the study habits of university students concerning the use of study resources. The aim of the study was to find out in which ways the students used the study resources and if the ways of use were related to the students’ approaches to learning. The research sample comprised 2, 671 students from six different faculties. The inquiry has been conducted by means of two questionnaire tools. The results showed that at least one third of the students considered one or two resources as sufficient while learning for an exam or a test, and over half of the students used study resources almost solely at the end of the course. The study habits significantly differed according to the approaches to learning with the only exception: the students unambiguously preferred learning from printed texts over learning from digital resources.

Author Biographies

Zuzana Sikorova, University of Ostrava

Dr Zuzana Sikorová is the head of Educational Research Centre, vice-dean for research at the Faculty of Education and a senior lecturer in educational science in the teacher education of University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Her research interests focus on teaching and learning resources and most recently, university teaching and learning. 

Iva Cervenkova, University of Ostrava

Dr Iva Červenková is a senior lecturer in educational science at Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava. Her research interests focus on teaching and learning resources and learning from text.

Marek Vaclavic, University of Ostrava

Dr Marek Václavík is a lecturer in educational science at Faculty of Education, University of Ostrava. His research is focused on curriculum studies and teaching and learning resources.

Tomas Barot, University of Ostrava

Dr Tomáš Barot is a lecturer in mathematics and statistics at the Faculty of Education. His research is focused on cybernetic modelling and statistical methods.

Published

2020-01-12

How to Cite

Sikorova, Z., Cervenkova, I., Vaclavic, M., & Barot, T. (2020). University students’ study habits related to the use of study resources. IARTEM E-Journal, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.21344/iartem.v11i2.581

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