A note on the psychometric properties of the Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ)

Angus Duff

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The objective of this study is to examine some psychometric properties of Honey and Mumford's (1992 The Manual of Learning Styles. Maidenhead: Peter Honey) Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) and therefore its potential utility for accounting education research. Prior research in other cognate disciplines (managers; US business undergraduates) suggests that the LSQ may be preferable to Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI) and Revised LSI. However, little measurement information exists regarding the application of the LSQ in higher education. The present study uses samples of undergraduate accounting students (N = 127) at a UK university. Evidence of only modest internal consistency reliability is reported. The construct validity of the scores produced by the instrument is not supported by the results of the present study. Limitations and implications for the use of the LSQ by accounting education researchers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-197
Number of pages13
JournalAccounting Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2001


  • Learning styles questionnaire
  • Learning styles
  • Experimental learning model
  • Reliability
  • Validity


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