Psychological Types and Learner Diversity

By Kathy S. Quinn.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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People with preferences for both Sensing and Perceiving (SP) on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)1 comprise approximately 17% to 29% of the general population. Historically, SPs have the highest dropout rate in both secondary and higher education; yet, educational systems at all levels appear to fail these students. This qualitative study takes a different approach to learning styles and diversity by concentrating on four successful SPs who overcame the statistical likelihood of dropping out to earn graduate degrees, and how they were able to achieve educational success.

Keywords: Learning Styles, Dropout Rates, Student Success and Retention, Preferences for both Sensing and Perceiving, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Qualitative Study

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp.1-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 405.461KB).

Dr. Kathy S. Quinn

Associate Professor, College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences, Department of Business Administration, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, USA

Dr. Quinn holds a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina; M.S. in E-Commerce, University of Maryland University College; M.Ed. in Secondary Education Social Studies, University of South Carolina. Her interest areas include Management Information Systems, E-Commerce, Learning Styles, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, curriculum and instruction.