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ERIC Number: EJ948524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
Multiple Intelligences of Students at Jordanian Universities
Khataybeh, Abdalla; Al-Sheikh, Kholoud
Journal of International Education Research, v7 n4 p83-94 2011
The present study aimed at investigating different intelligence types among Jordanian students at different public and private universities in Jordan. To achieve such aim, it sought to identify and rank multiple intelligences that characterize students at Jordanian universities, and to identify and rank the differences in multiple intelligences according to some variables: the gender, university (public or private), the students' averages, the students' specializations and the academic year. This study has used a survey as an instrument of collecting data. The study sample consisted of (1436) students from the University of Jordan, Yarmouk University, Al-Hashemaya University, the University of Sciences and Technology, Petra University, Al-Zarqa University, Amman Arab University, Al-Isra' University, Al-Zaitunah University and Philadelphia University. The students estimated their own IQ scores on each of Gardner's 7 multiple intelligences: logical\ mathematical IQ, musical IQ, interpersonal IQ, Kinesthetic IQ, Intra-personal IQ, Linguistic IQ and Spatial IQ. After analyzing the data, T-Test indicated that interpersonal intelligence is the highest and the most common intelligence among Jordanian students. Following are Intra-personal, Kinesthetic, Linguistic, Spatial, logical\ mathematical, and musical, respectively. There were significant differences among Jordanian students in the linguistic and interpersonal intelligence in favor of the females. There were significant differences in the logical intelligences in favor of the governmental universities. There were no significant differences in the multiple intelligences that can be attributed to the averages of the students. There were significant differences in the musical intelligence in favor of the graduates. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan