Exploring relationships between college students' learning styles and motivation

Susan Fritz, Carol Speth, John E. Barbuto, Amy Boren

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-974
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological reports
Volume95
Issue number3 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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