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Volume :43 Issue : 2 2015      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Cognitive Dissonacnce and its Relationship to Self-Concept and Academic Achievement among Male and Female Students of Umm Al-Qura University

Auther : Samira M. Al-Otaibi

The present study addressed a number of goals, most important of which is to know the nature of the relationship between the dimensions of cognitive dissonace, self-concept and academic achievement among students of Umm Al-Qura University, It also aimed to detect scale with its dimensions, as well as the academic achievement according to the levels of cognitive dissonace and sex. The final sample consisted of (330) male and female students at the University of Umm Al Qura. The study used the DISS-R (Chow, Cassel  Reiger, 2001) and the Self-Concept of Minsi (1987) along with the GPA of all the students. One of the most important results was an inverse correlation between cognitive dissonance, self-concept and academic achievement. While differences of statistical significance were found in the internal cognitive dissonance for the female students, no differences of statistical significance were found in the outer cognitive dissonance among students by gender in general, except for the school and learning dimensions for male students, and the sustainability and continuity dimensions for the female students. No differences of statistical significance were found in the overall cognitive dissonance for the students as per sex. Aslo, no differences of statistical value were found between mean scores of self-concept with its dimensions and academic achievement according to the levels of cognitive dissonance and sex.
Keywords: Cognitive Dissonance, Self Concept, Academic achievement, Sex/gender (Male.Females).

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