Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Milton J. Bennett
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (160 p.)
Cognitive styles, Psychology of learning, Foreign students
The purpose of this research was to examine the usefulness of David A. Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) as a tool for categorization and analysis of systematic differences between American and International students. The research addressed five primary questions:
1. Are the learning styles of the International students tested different from those established by Kolb in previous studies of American students?
2. Do the learning styles of the International students tested differ among the various groups?
3. Are there differences among the groups of International students tested that can be related to gender?
4. Do the learning styles of the International students tested show any variation according to age? And if present, does that pattern differ in any way from patterns identified for American subjects tested?
5. Are the learning styles of the International students tested similar or dissimilar from the norms established by Kolb for American students in various fields of academic study?
Smith, Shelley L., "The cognitive learning styles of international students" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3731.