Accession Number:

ADA273944

Title:

The Effects of Cognitive Style on the Learning Preferences of Graduate School Students

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

This research establishes significant relationships between an individuals cognitive style, measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator MBTI , and the learning preferences of that individual, measured by the Learning Style Survey. The sample consisted of 529 Air Force Institute of Technology graduate students in the School of Systems and Logistics from 1988 to 1992, who completed four tests, pre- and post-tests of both the MBTI and the LSS. This research utilized Chi-Squared Goodness of Fit procedures, determining that some learning methods, techniques, and devices MTDs are most or least preferred by all four cognitive types, Sensing-Thinking, Sensing-Feeling, Intuitive-Thinking, and Intuitive-Feeling. Group discussion was significantly most preferred by all types in both the pretest and post-test, while memorization and pop quizzes were least preferred by all types. Significant differences among the types were noted for both most and least preferred MTDs and significant changes are noted in both cognitive types and learning preferences between pre and post-tests. Recommendations are provided. Cognitive style, Learning style, Learning style survey, Myers-Briggs type indicator, Learning MTDS, Individual differences

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE