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ERIC Number: ED360887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Learning Styles between Asian and American Seminary Students. Research Methodology.
Algee, Alan; Bowers, Winefred
This study examined learning style differences between Asian and American seminary students at two post-baccalaureate, Assembly of God seminaries. The study randomly selected 100 students from the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) in Baguio, Philippines and the Assembly of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) in the United States of whom 24 from each institution responded. Students revealed their learning styles through the Kolb Learning Style Inventory which classifies learners as divergers, assimilators, convergers, and accommodators. The sample population also supplied information on sex, age, years of college, and nationality in order to examine whether these variables were related to learning style variations. Results of the study, though limited due to low response rate and not statistically significant, indicated that American and Asian seminary students did vary somewhat in their predominate styles of learning. Other variables also appeared related to Kolb's four styles of learning. Seminary professors can possible expect students in an Asian seminary to be more often divergers while students in an American seminary are more often assimilators. Variations due to sex, age, and years in college occur in both locations. Appendixes contain copies of correspondence and a questionnaire. Contains 31 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory