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ERIC Number: ED550957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 124
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-0454-4
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Comparing Student Stage of Reflective Judgment between Junior and Senior Academic Standing
Miller, Randall C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, West Virginia University
This study investigated reflective judgment scores of students enrolled in business-related programs of study with junior and senior academic standing from institutions of higher education accredited by the Council of Higher Education in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States during Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 semesters. Data were collected from students using a self-administered electronic questionnaire. Student reflective judgment scores were determined by employing the Reasoning about Critical Issues (RCI) questionnaire, a proprietary instrument. Eighty-seven students completed all components of the questionnaire to enable a reflective judgment score to be determined. On average, senior respondents in this study experienced higher RCI scores (M = 4.807, SE = 0.120) than junior respondents (M = 4.642, SE = 0.213), although this difference was not statistically significant (t = -0.725; df = 85; p = 0.107) and represented a small degree of association (r = 0.012). The scores of both junior and senior students were positioned in stage four of reflective judgment with a mean score equaling 4.807 for seniors and 4.642 for juniors; stage four thinking in the Reflective Judgment Model is categorized as quasi-reflective thinking. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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