ERIC Number: ED187564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Selected Cognitive Style Dimensions Related to Mathematics Achievement, Aptitude, and Attitudes of Two-Year College Students.
Hinton, John Roger
This study examines the role of cognitive styles as they pertain to the learning of mathematics. Selected dimensions of cognitive style relevant to the learning of mathematics by two-year college students are identified and a resulting profile of cognitive style dimensions is analyzed in relation to mathematics achievement, aptitude, and attitude. In addition to specific conclusions offered for the three investigative questions posed in the problem statement, several general conclusions were suggested. Cognitive style appears to be related to learning mathematics at the two-year college level. Of the eight cognitive style dimensions investigated, three were related to the mathematics criterion variables (achievement and aptitude) in the correlative and predictive phases of the study. Three other dimensions were influential in the phase that the differential role played by cognitive style. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University.