Original Articles: PDF OnlyReliability and construct validity of alternate forms of the CLS InventoryMerritt, Sharon L. EdD, RN; Marshall, Jon C. EdD Author Information Associate Professor School of Nursing Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois Associate Professor School of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Program Evaluation North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina Advances in Nursing Science: October 1984 - Volume 7 - Issue 1 - p 78-85 Buy Abstract Learning style assessment measures the preferences for specific ways of learning in selected teachinglearning situations. The Learning Styles Inventory, which was constructed based on the Canfield model of learning style, assesses learning preferences that focus on selected motivational and environmental factors present in formal instructional situations. The study presented here was designed to determine the reliability and construct validity of Canfield's ipsative inventory, and an alternate normative form developed by the authors. Results suggest that the alternate form is at least as reliable as the original ipsative inventory, with a factor structure that is congruent with the Canfield learning styles model. © 1984 Aspen Publishers, Inc.