The relationship between Kolb's experiential learning styles and Big Five personality traits in international managers
Li, Ming; Armstrong, Steven J.
Steven J. Armstrong
This study investigates the relationship between learning style and personality in international managers. Two-hundred-and-sixty-nine managers completed the NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) and Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (KLSI 3.1). Regression analyses revealed that extraverted managers: have a preference for grasping new experience by engaging in concrete experience rather than abstract conceptualization; prefer to transform experience via active experimentation rather than reflective observation; and tend to have an accommodative learning style. It was concluded that whilst Kolb’s experiential learning style construct is associated with personality, it is also distinct from personality.
|Journal Article Type||Other|
|Journal||Personality and individual differences|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Li, M., & Armstrong, S. J. (2015). The relationship between Kolb's experiential learning styles and Big Five personality traits in international managers. Personality and individual differences, 86, 422-426 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.001|
|Keywords||Personality; Learning style|
|Additional Information||Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Personality and individual differences, 2015, v.86.|
©2017, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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