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A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP OF COGNITIVE STYLES WITH STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUBJECT OF SCIENCE AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL

Shagufta Akhtar

Abstract

This paper aimed at investigating the relationship of cognitive styles with students’ academic achievement in the subject of science at elementary level. A sample of 511 students, studying in 8th class, was taken from five Pakistani public sector secondary schools. The data collected through the study instruments were analyzed by using Pearson product moment correlation, partial correlation and t test. Results indicate that male students tended to be more field dependent, while female students were more inclined towards field independence and the low achievers were found to be field dependent while high achievers tended to be field independent. Results have many implications for teachers, e.g. teachers may help field dependent children act more field independently to achieve well in those subject areas where field independence is required.

Permanent link to this article: http://pje.aiou.edu.pk/a-study-of-relationship-of-cognitive-styles-with-students-academic-achievement-in-the-subject-of-science-at-elementary-level/