Restaurant managers' learning styles and their implications

Cathy Hui-chun Hsu, Frances M. Smith, Dori Ann H. Finley

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This study identified the learning styles of unit and district level restaurant managers by using the Semantic Differential format of Kolb's Learning Style Inventory. Data were collected from 118 unit level managers and 45 district level managers. Learning styles of participating managers were determined by using the scoring procedures of the Learning Style Inventory. Seventy-eight percent of the unit level managers and 76% of the district level managers had a convergent learning style. No significant difference was found between learning styles of unit level and district level managers. Implications for the industry management development programs were suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-93
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • instructional activities
  • learning styles
  • restaurant managers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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