ERIC Number: ED291770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Regression Analysis of Measures of Abstract Reasoning, Personality, Self, and Motivation.
Hughes, Thomas M.; Costner, Mary
In the pursuit of the question as to whether there are significant relationships between certain measures of personality and abstract or critical thinking, it was believed that should significant relationships exist, they may prove useful as one of the factors among several used in the selection of teachers. A paucity of literature citations addressing the above relationships gave further impetus to the necessity for pursuing the question posed. Sixty subjects pursuing advanced degrees in Educational Psychology and in Curriculum and Instruction were administered the 16 Personality Factor Test, the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, the Motivation Analysis Test, and Terman's Concept Mastery Test; the latter test was seen as the dependent variable. Regression analysis revealed two significant predictors of abstract-critical thinking, namely Narcism and Self-Sentiment as measured by the Motivation Analysis Test, from among the several factors measured by the instruments. (Author/TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Social Science Association (Orlando, FL, November 5-8, 1987). Some pages may not reproduce clearly.