SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION
AbstractConsultants in sports psychology need to be aware of the potential gender differences among athletes. Examined are important gender-related factors related to learning styles in athletes. Identified are the observed differences in male and female response style on learning patterns for the population studied. When compared on 20 different learning style factors as measured by a standardized scale, the learning styles of males and females differed at a statistically significant level on 9 factors. Statistically significant differences were noted on factors measuring ability to trust, frustration tolerance, facilitation to change, and feedback preference. Gender differences are discussed, as are issues for the sports psychologist consultant as to the influence of gender on learning styles in male and female athletes.