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This study aims at identifying learning styles of two groups of online students enrolled in Legal Studies and Corporate Training courses and comparing learning styles and academic achievements in those courses. The learning styles questionnaire was adapted from a learning styles questionnaire in College Study Strategies (Laskey & Gibson, pp. 52-53, 1997) and is a continuation of previous research by the authors. In the fall 2017, the authors administered the adapted questionnaire to undergraduate corporate training and legal studies online students in a Southern Hispanic serving institution. The questionnaire allowed students to identify whether their preferred method of learning was field dependent or field independent. Results of the learning styles questionnaires were compared with academic achievement. A discussion of field dependent and independent learning styles for Hispanic online learners will be presented. Recent research and the evidentiary rationale for attempting to predict academic achievement from specific learning styles will be explored.

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Research in Higher Education Journal



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