The Dimensionality of Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire

Stephen Swailes, Barbara Senior

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The Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) developed by Honey and Mumford (1986) is one of several measures of individual learning style. Despite its popularity in the UK there is little published evidence for construct validity. This survey of 329 British managers used cluster and factor analysis to assess the validity of the LSQ. Cluster analysis revealed learning style profiles dominated by Reflector/Theorist traits. The factor structure of the LSQ does not cleanly reflect the four-stage Learning Cycle relied upon for a theoretical foundation. The observed structure is more indicative of a three-stage learning cycle of Action, Reflection and Planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes


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