Quotation Holtbrügge, Dirk, Mohr, Alexander. 2010. Cultural Determinants of Learning Style Preferences. Academy of Management Learning & Education 9 (4), 622-637.




We investigate the relationship between cultural values and the learning style preferences of students of business administration. By linking Kolb's (1984) model of learning style preferences to the cultural values of learners we develop hypotheses that are tested against data collected from 939 individuals studying at universities in Germany, the UK, the USA, Russia, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Our findings show that learning style preferences vary with individuals' cultural values. We also find that study level, exchange student status, and gender are related to individuals' learning style preferences. The results are of importance to researchers and practitioners interested in the learning process of individuals from different cultural backgrounds.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Academy of Management Learning & Education
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Cultural Determinants of Learning Style Preferences
Volume 9
Number 4
Year 2010
Page from 622
Page to 637
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMLE.2010.56659880


Mohr, Alexander (Details)
Holtbrügge, Dirk (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Institute for International Business (Mohr) (Details)
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