ERIC Number: EJ874874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Epistemic Profiles and Metacognition: Support for the Consistency Hypothesis
Muis, Krista R.; Franco, Gina M.
Metacognition and Learning, v5 n1 p27-45 Apr 2010
Relations were examined between epistemic profiles, metacognition, problem solving, and achievement in the context of learning in an educational psychology course. Two hundred thirty-one university students completed self-report inventories reflecting their epistemic profiles and use of metacognitive strategies, and were epistemically profiled as rational, empirical, or both rational and empirical in their approaches to knowing. From the larger sample, 78 students participated in a problem-solving session using a think aloud protocol. Results demonstrated that for self-reported metacognitive strategies, students profiled as both rational and empirical had the highest frequency of metacognitive strategy use compared to students profiled as empirical. Similarly, during problem solving, students profiled as both rational and empirical had the highest frequency of regulation of cognition compared to students profiled as empirical or rational. Finally, students profiled as both rational and empirical attained higher levels of problem-solving achievement compared to students profiled as empirical.
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Protocol Analysis, Problem Solving, Metacognition, Epistemology, Profiles, Academic Achievement, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Learning Strategies
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