ERIC Number: EJ877927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Do Age and Gender Make a Difference in the Relationship between Intellectual Styles and Abilities?
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v25 n1 p87-103 Mar 2010
This article reports two studies that aim at further distinguishing intellectual styles from abilities by taking into account the confounding effects of age and gender on the relationship between these two constructs. Two independent groups of secondary school students responded to the "Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised" and took the "Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (Level H)." Both sets of results suggested that although statistically significant relationships could be identified between thinking styles and abilities, when age and gender were put under control, styles and abilities became fundamentally independent. Implications of this finding for students and teachers are discussed.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Tests, Cognitive Ability, Intelligence, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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