The aim was to establish the psychological types and learning styles of the students between the first to sixth year of the Graduation Program in Dentistry at the University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. A qualitative, correlational, descriptive and transectional design was made to observe the existence of correlation between the psychological types, sex and curricular level applying two instruments: psychological types of Myers and Briggs form M Spanish version (MBTI, 2012) and the Inventory of Styles of Learning from Kolb (IEA of Kolb). Were included 372 subjects, 208 (56 %) female and 164 (44 %) male. According to the learning style, the subjects were characterized mainly by divergent (63 % of the sample), followed by the accommodating group (26 % of the sample) and finally followed by the assimilating and convergent group with 8 % and 3 % respectively. In more advance curricular level, mainly at dental clinics level and dealing with patients, the psychological type gradually changed with predominance of the extroversion dimension and increase of the Judgment dimension to an ESTJ. The learning style at the fourth, fifth and sixth levels was more divergent to end with an accommodating style in sixth grade students. It can be concluded that the psychological types and learning styles were not homogeneous at the different curricular levels.
KEY WORDS: psychological types, learning styles, mbti
How to cite this article
FUENTES-NAWRATH, J.; LLERMALY-RODRÍGUEZ, S. & SILVA-RODRÍGUEZ, M. Psychological types and Learning Styles in Students of the Dental Graduation Program at Universidad de La Frontera, Chile. Int. J. Odontostomatol. 12(2): 182-187, 2018.