The benefits of incorporating learning style theories in the educational process are well-documented. The problem facing educators is the choice of assessment tools that provide useful and significant information. The purpose of this study was to compare Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory-1985 (LSI-85) and the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator-Form G (MBIT-G) to identify existence, strength and direction of correlations. Data were collected from 132 nursing and physical therapy students. Results show some correlations between the two instruments. However, the strength of the correlations is weak and not in predicted directions. Overall, the MBTI-G appears superior to the LSI-85 for assessing learning styles in the classroom.
Kirby, Kathleen M. Ed.D.; Leitsch, Patricia K. Ph.D.; and Kennedy, Timothy L. M.A.
"The LSI and MBTI as Predictors of Learning Style,"
Journal of Health Occupations Education: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/jhoe/vol9/iss2/4