The Prediction of Cognitive Style of University Students through Personality Types

Sevda Aslan


This study aims to analyze how five factor personality dimensions predict cognitive style of university students. 137 (56.8%) female and 104 (43.2%) male students participated into the study. The participants of the study include a total of 241 1st- 4th year students studying at Kırıkkale University during the spring 2012- 2013 academic year. The data of the study were obtained through the use of Cognitive Style Indicator (CoSI) and Personality Test Based on Adjectives (ABPT). The data were analyzed through using of hierarchical regression analysis method. The findings revealed that extraversion and openness to experience predicts creativity in a meaningful way. Furthermore, the openness to experience and responsibility dimensions predicts knowing. 

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