Learning Tactics Inventory (LTI)

The Learning Tactics Inventory (LTI) instrument measures an individual’s learning ability and their learning behavior. LSI is meant for improving an individuals learning ability through experience. This instrument is used specifically for career or management development, introducing the participant to learning management concepts and leadership skills.

Participants are required to respond to 32 items using a 5-point scale which ranges from “I have almost never used this approach” to “almost always used this approach.” Approximately 15 minutes is required for completion.

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Reliability and Validity

The psychometric measure were taken from participants enrolled in a two year course at the Center for Creative Leadership. Internal Consistency was reported above 0.70 for all scales, along with an item-to-total correlation of 0.35 or greater. Construct validity studies comparing the LTI and three scales from Prospector, an instrument used to quantify experience learning ability (McCall, Spreitzer, & Mahoney, 1996). Alpha coefficients of 0.88, 0.82, 0.83 were calculated for those scales.

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Journals and Dissertations

Barry Z. Posner (2009). Understanding the learning tactics of college students and their relationship to leadership. Leadership & Organization Development Journals, Vol.30, Issue 4, 386-395.

David Noer (2008). A Comparison of Saudi Arabian and United States Managerial Learning Tactics. International Journal of Management.