How Perceived Cognitive Style, Metacognitive Monitoring, and Epistemic Cognition Indicate Problem Solving Confidence

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dc.contributor.advisor Michael Vasu , Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Julia Storberg-Walker, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor James E. Bartlett II, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Timothy G. Hatcher , Committee Chair en_US Price, Steven Mitchell en_US 2010-04-02T19:18:45Z 2010-04-02T19:18:45Z 2009-04-22 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-02062009-095636 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure perceived cognitive style, metacognitive monitoring, and epistemic cognition according to Kitchener’s (1983) hierarchal model of cognitive processing as an indicator for problem solving confidence (Heppner, 1988). This study argues these cognitive indicators may be used as a diagnostic foundation for improving ill-structured problem solving capacity for adult professionals who develop software or use software systems to solve ill-structured problems. A 95-item questionnaire was used to determine 1) the relationship between cognitive style and problem solving confidence, 2) the relationship between metacognitive monitoring and problem solving confidence, 3) the relationship between epistemic cognition and problem solving confidence, and 4) whether cognitive style, metacognitive monitoring, and epistemic cognition explain a significant amount of variance in problem solving confidence. Multivariate analysis and backwards (stepwise) linear regression were conducted to establish the relationship between each of the study variables. The analysis determined that measured scores for the perceived assimilator (Kolb, 1984) cognitive style and metacognitive monitoring were moderately significant predictors of problem solving confidence as evidenced by a regression model that explained 20.5% of the expected variance. en_US
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dc.subject cognition en_US
dc.subject problem solving en_US
dc.subject ill-structured problems en_US
dc.title How Perceived Cognitive Style, Metacognitive Monitoring, and Epistemic Cognition Indicate Problem Solving Confidence en_US EdD en_US dissertation en_US Adult and Community College Education en_US

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