Master's Theses


Advanced Education Programs

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)


One purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship s between three measures of learning styles among 118 undergraduate college students. An additional purpose was to determine if students' major areas of study could be differentiated on the basis of their learning styles. The students consisted of 48 male and 62 female Composition I (n=37) and Composition II (n = 73) English students from 40 different Major areas. Data gathered from the Inventory of learning Processes Scale, the Learning Style Inventory, and the SOLO Taxonomy were analyzed using ANOVA. In addition, students were assessed concerning their motivation for learning in the college environment. Significant differences in learning styles were revealed between males and females, between college Major areas and between students' motivation for learning. Significant correlations were displayed among various subscales of the ILP and LSI, and among the ILP and the SOLO Taxonomy levels. No significant relationships were found among the LSI subscales and the SOLO Taxonomy levels. Suggestions were made for introducing students to the concept of learning style in order to increase their potential for academic success in the college environment.


Robert Markley

Date of Award

Fall 1991

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1991 Jacalyn H. Loos


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