Note: Follow this link for an in-depth
discussion of the Grasha-Riechmann Student
Learning Style Scales including: background, descriptions
of styles, and rationale for using it for distance research.
Also, check out the following resource
for learning style information on the web. Finally, to try out
the GRSLSS, go to this online
version. [username/password: cuesta/online]
The Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning
Style Scales (GRSLSS)
The GRSLSS, an instrument developed in the early
1970s, has been used to identify the preferences learners have
for interacting with peers and the instructor in the classroom
setting. The six social learning styles identified by this model
are the Independent, Dependent, Competitive, Collaborative, Avoidant,
and Participant. The inventory is made up of 60 items (six scales,
10 items per scale). Students are asked to judge themselves using
a five-point rating scale that ranges from strongly disagree
(rating of 1) to strongly agree (rating of 5).
Online Learning Style Inventory
This online learning style inventory is
a Java-based web page that assesses student learning style preferences
based on the Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Style Scales (Figure
Figure 1. GRSLSS Online
Summary of Features
Figure 3. Interpretation Page
Cost for using the online learning style inventory
will vary according to:
Please indicate how you will be using this online survey (i.e.,
grant-funded research, personal research, doctoral dissertation,
Please indicate how long you will need services (i.e., the length
of your research period).
Number of Subjects. Please indicate how many subjects will be using
this survey during the given time period.
For More Information
To find out more about the online version of the
GRSLSS, or to request usage, please fill out the "Send Request
for more Information" form. The link to this form can be
found at the bottom of this page.