ERIC Number: ED083248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Cognitive Style in Academic Performance and in Teacher-Student Relations.
Witkin, Herman A.
The cognitive characteristics involved in a relatively field-dependent or field-independent cognitive style and the personal characteristics associated with these contrasting styles have been shown to play a role in a) students' selection of electives and majors, b) vocational preferences they experience early in their academic careers, and c) the vocational choices they make. These characteristics have been related as well to performance in different subjects in school and in later vocational choice; they have also been implicated in shifts in majors during the college years. Finally, they have been found to influence teachers' ways of teaching and students' learning patterns. Students and teachers matched in cognitive style show positive mutual evaluation, whereas teachers and students who are mismatched tend to evaluate each other negatively. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Resources Analysis Branch.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at a Symposium Sponsored by the Graduate Record Examination Board, Montreal, Canada, November 8-10, 1972