The Relationship between Teaching Style and Students' Satisfaction of Isfehan City

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Author(s) Raheleh Ghazi Ardakani | Madine Alikhani | ShokoohShafayi | Fatemeh Soltan | ZohrehRavangard
Pages 622-630
Volume 1
Issue 11
Date November, 2012
Keywords teaching style, satisfaction, learning styles

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between teachers' teaching style with the satisfaction of female high school students in Isfahan city. The research method was descriptive - correlational. The study sample consisted of teachers and first year high school students of the city's district 1 and 2. Out of statistical population 150 teachers and 340 students were randomly selected. The main instrument of data, was teaching style analysis standard questionnaire (TSA) and the researcher’s questionnaire to determine students' satisfaction with the teaching style. Validity of the standard and researcher made questionnaires using Cronbach alpha coefficient, was determined 87/0 and 90/0respectively.Validityof standard questionnaires to fit the culture of society, was conducted by specialist professors. Statistical methods were used in this research, including analysis of variance, Pearson correlation coefficient and T-test of independent samples. The results showed that 70 percent of teachers used of flexible teaching style and 30 percent used of holistic teaching style. None of the teachers used the analytical teaching styles. Also a significant relationship between teaching style and student satisfaction exists. The results confirmed that students of teachers who use holistic style in their teaching had higher levels of satisfaction.

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