Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(9), pp. 1863 - 1868
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060902
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A Comparative Study on University Students' Rational and Experiential Thinking Styles in Terms of Faculty, Class Level and Gender Variables


Yemliha Coşkun *
Department of Educational Sciences, Kahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was to investigate the university students' thinking styles. The research was a descriptive study in the screening model. The study was carried out with 382 students from the faculties of physical education and sports, education, science and letters, theology, business administration, engineering, forestry and agriculture at Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University during the spring semester of 2016-2017 academic year. They were selected by convenience sampling method. 'Personal Information Form' and 'Rational-Experiential Thinking Styles Inventory' were used as data collection tools. The research data were analyzed through use of SPSS 15.0. The study has concluded that university students' rational and experiential thinking levels moderate, in other words, students use both styles of thinking. The female and male students' rational thinking styles are similar; however, female students score higher on the experimental thinking style. It was also found that there was no significant difference between thinking style and class level and faculties.

KEYWORDS
Thinking Styles, Rational and Experiential Skills Styles, University Students

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Yemliha Coşkun . "A Comparative Study on University Students' Rational and Experiential Thinking Styles in Terms of Faculty, Class Level and Gender Variables." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.9 (2018) 1863 - 1868. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060902.