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Ways of Thinking in Children: Development and Initial Validation of a Personality-Centred, Self-Report Instrument

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posted on 11.06.2021, 07:35 by Elisa Arango
This thesis explored the field of Cognitive Style in relation to children. It reports a summary of the field and concludes that there is a long way to go in our understanding of different ways of thinking in children. Consequently, the aim of the thesis was to develop a robust and psychometrically driven measure to capture thinking preferences as reported by children (7 to 12 years of age). The thesis details the construction of the Ways of Thinking in Children (WOTC) measure, and an initial psychometric validation, employing various statistical approaches. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the implication and application of the WOTC.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Shane Costello

Additional supervisor 1

Christine Grove

Additional supervisor 2

John Roodenburg

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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