ERIC Number: ED328819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Common cognitive Personality Factors in Non-Clinical Measures.
Bokoros, Michael A.; And Others
The relevance of cognitive style is not limited to specifically defined learning situations. Information is being processed continually in support of our daily activities and interactions with others. For this reason, an individual's cognitive style determines much of what is called personality. It has been observed that behavior patterns associated with personality typologies often have a great deal in common with patterns identified as learning style, decision-making style, and social style. A review of five measures of cognitive style including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Learning Style Inventory, the Gregorc Style Delineator, the Decision Style Inventory, and Lifescripts suggested three underlying dimensions despite differences in the terminology and theoretical bases of these instruments. The purpose of this study was to examine the conceptual similarity among five diverse measures of personality and cognitive style using factor analytic methods. The five measures were administered to college student and faculty subjects (N=143). Results of the analysis identified three underlying factors: a thinking/feeling dimension, an information-processing domain, and an attentional focus dimension. (43 references) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).