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ERIC Number: EJ891655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Do Thinking Styles Contribute to Metacognition beyond Self-Rated Abilities?
Zhang, Li-fang
Educational Psychology, v30 n4 p481-494 Jul 2010
The principal objective of this study was to explore the predictive power of thinking styles for metacognition when self-rated abilities were taken into account. As a preliminary step, the study examined the psychometric properties of the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI). Four hundred and twenty-four university students from mainland China responded to the MAI, the Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II, and the Self-Rated Ability Scale. The study ascertained the reliability and validity of the MAI. More importantly, results suggested that three creativity-generating styles (hierarchical, liberal and legislative) and the executive style predicted metacognition beyond self-rated abilities. Practical significance of the main research finding was discussed for university faculty members, students and university senior managers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China