A pilot study explored the relationships between learning styles and motivation for a sample of 103 undergraduate and graduate students who completed both the Approaches to Studying Inventory and the Motivation Sources Inventory online. A significant positive but small correlation was found between scores on Surface Apathetic Approach and on Self-concept Internal motivation (r =.32, p<.01). Significant negative correlations were found between scores on Surface Apathetic Approach and on Self-concept External motivation (r = -.32, p <.01), and for Strategic Approach and Self-concept Internal (r = -.37, p<.01). Implications and further research are discussed.
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