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ERIC Number: ED313240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 282
Abstractor: N/A
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Cognitive Processes in the Curry Learning Style Framework as Measured by the Learning Style Profile and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator among Non-Majors in College Biology.
Melear, Claudia Tarver
Curry's model of learning style framework with Claxton and Murrell's adaptations was used to study the profile of non-majors in a college biology course. The purpose of the study was to provide empirically derived data in both a qualitative and quantitative format of the non-major to improve the course. Over 600 students were administered the Learning Style Profile (LSP) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to determine the students' learning styles as a predictor for success in the course. The differences between the MBTI profile and other profiles published were examined among sample groups. Selection Ratio Type Table (SRTT) analysis was done between sample and comparison groups. The only LSP subscale which showed a difference between students who were successful and those who were not was spatial ability. Canonical correlation showed that the SLP and the MBTI were related at a level of 0.5 for the first canonical variate. Recommendations for course improvement are suggested. The materials of Biology 110, instruments administration, the MBTI scoring program, and statistical results are appended. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator