Institute of Learning Styles Research

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Abstract Title

Harrison, W. D. (1997). Adult student learning style and academic major choice: A technical institute profile (Doctoral dissertation, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1997). Dissertation Abstracts International, 58(06A), 2026.


Purpose: The purpose for conducting this study was to investigate the existence of the seven perceptual learning style preferences among adult students involved in vocational and technical education at Walker Technical Institute. The study examined patterns of single and multiple dominant perceptual learning style preferences among this population. Patterns of learning style preferences were investigated as they related to choice of academic major. In addition, the study investigated the differences between te learning style preferences of entering students as compared with the learning style preferences of graduating students. Though focused on the adult student population at Walker Technical Institute, the results of this study could have implications for technical students at other institutions.

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