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ERIC Number: ED440991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-28
Pages: 9
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A Review of the Learning and Working Styles Inventory.
Blackburn, Rhonda D.
The Learning and Working Styles Inventory (LWSI) (H. Hendrix-Frye, 1997) is an economically priced inventory administered to individuals to assess their learning styles and to identify preferred working conditions. The inventory may be administered individually or in a group setting to students in grade 7 through college in computer, audiovisual, and paper-and-pencil forms. The LWSI is a self-directed measure that divides learning and working styles into five domains: physical, social, environmental, mode of expression, and work characteristics. Twenty-five separate styles are assessed in the 5 domains. Norms were determined for the physical, social, environmental, and mode of expression domains using norming groups of 1,200 individuals from grades 9 through 12. Reliability coefficients ranged from 0.56 to 0.91 with a media coefficient of 0.82, and validity correlation coefficients ranging from 0.66 to 1.00 with a median of 0.92. Some revisions should be made to improve reliability and validity for the LWSI, but its overall appearance and ease of scoring make it user friendly. Because it is a new instrument, many more studies are needed to assess its reliability, validity, and overall effectiveness. (SLD)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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