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Cognitive Styles and the Academic Performance of Students at Kuwait

Auther : UniversityA.El-Sharkawy

The field –dependent and field independent  cognitive styles examined in this study , and their relations to academic  performance , are contrasting  ways of processing  information . whereas the person with a field –dependent  style is likely  to relay on external referents as guides in information processing , the field independent person tends to give greater credit to internal referents.  The ways in which    these styles  express an individuals standing on the field –dependence  - independence dimensions . these tests are : the body – adjustment  test , the rod and frame test , the embedded figures test . this study has used the Arabic copy of the group embedded figures test , which the researcher has participated  in developing . the population of the study included students from different specialized a reas ,   both male sand female .

The results of the study has showed that :

1. Male and female students who study sciences and mathematics are            relatively more field independent  than students who study  humanities   and languages .

2. Female students who study humanities and languages are relatively more independent than boys who are in the same specialized a reas .

3.  Female students  who are study sciences  and mathematics are relatively more independent than those who study humanities and languages .

4. Male students who study sciences  and mathematics are relatively more independent than girls who study humanities and languages .


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