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ERIC Number: ED172795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison: Predicting College Level Academic Success with Tests of Cognitive Style and Cognitive Aptitude.
Schwen, Thomas M.; Bednar, Anne K.
This study attempted to establish the relationship of cognitive aptitudes and styles to measures of general and more subtle academic achievement. It was expected that the associations of aptitudes and styles to general measures of achievement would converge to form similar correlational patterns; associations of aptitudes to more subtle measures of achievement would also converge, while associations of styles to subtle achievement variables would diverge. Subjects were drawn from a large-enrollment introductory geography course utilizing an auto-tutorial mastery design for college freshmen and sophomores. Relationships with the subtle achievement measures were as expected, but the associations with general achievement measures did not converge. It is suggested that future style research focus on simpler variables theoretically linked to mediational processes described in the theory of cognitive style. A list of references is provided. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1979)