The benefits of using Jackson’s Hybrid Model of Learning in Personality are that it:
- is based on a theory of learning compared to the data driven models based, at best, on exploratory factor analysis
- provides a mechanism or process through which learning takes place in contrast to many widely used descriptive models in which no mechanisms are specified
- provides measure of learning based on well explored and well understood cognitive processes
- provides a measure of learning with known reliability, validity and a good underlying measurement model compared with many widely used measures of learning which are of dubious value
- aims to predict both functional and dysfunctional learning
- aims to provide a trajectory of likely success and provides feedback about how to make that trajectory even more successful. Most existing models of personality and learning are simply oriented towards telling people what they know already
- tells us which parts of personality are amenable to training intervention and which are not.
- does not argue that there is a learning cycle but instead argues that there are cognitive pathways that direct people towards functional learning (see Jackson, Baguma & Furnham, in press).
And that it:
- is easily used in training
- emphasizes the parts of personality which can be trained
- leads to more successful members of an organization or community\
- is a fabulous tool for getting people thinking about becoming effective learners (at conferences and workshops)
- is normative and can be used in selection