Differences in Thinking Styles among Low-; Average-; and High-Achieving College Students

Mohamed A. Albaili
United Arab Emirates University

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:1, s. 5-10

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The purpose of the present study was to examine the differences in thinking styles among low-; average-; and high-achieving United Arab Emirates college students. Thinking Styles Inventory was used to assess students thinking styles. Results indicated that low-achieving students scored significantly lower on Executive; Hierar¬chical; Anarchic; Local; Conservative; and Internal styles. Low-achieving students scored significantly higher on Legislative; Oligarchic; and Liberal styles. A discriminant analysis revealed that Executive and Conservative styles were the most discriminating factors that separated low-achieving students from their high-achieving peers.


Thinking styles; academic achievement; college students


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