Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versão On-line ISSN 0718-0705
SALAS S, Raúl. Approaches to learning in university students. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 1998, n.24, pp. 59-78. ISSN 0718-0705. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07051998000100005.
The purpose of this study has been the identification of approaches to learning in pre degree students at Universidad Austral de Chile. A Questionnaire on Approaches to Learning and Studying of Entwistle (1993) was applied to a sample of 209 students. Results: the most adopted approach among students is the strategic one, followed by the deep and finally the superficial approach. Among the areas of study, certain tendency was detected to the preferential adoption of one approach over the others. Even though significant relationships between factors (approaches) and performance were not detected, the students adopting strategic-deep approach got better performan-ces than those who adopted other approaches.