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ERIC Number: EJ1001765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Comparison between the Thinking Styles of Students in a Science School and a Mainstream School
Yong, Bob Chui Seng
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v35 n1 p60-83 2012
This study investigated the thinking styles of high achievers and normal achievers and examined whether the thinking styles based on Sternberg's (1988, 1997) theory of mental self-government could predict their achievement in science. The sample consisted of 145 high achievers in Year 7 classes from a Science school and 242 normal achievers in Year 7 classes from a mainstream school in Brunei Darussalam. In this study, the Sternberg-Wagner Thinking Styles Inventory (Sternberg, 1997) was used. Results showed that there were statistically significant differences in thinking styles between high achievers and normal achievers. On analysis using the standard multiple regression procedures, it was found that the subscales of thinking styles could be significant predictors of achievement in science. Furthermore, there were also significant differences in the thinking styles between male and male and between female and female students from the two different types of schools. The paper concluded with the implications of the study. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brunei