Investigating Predictive role of Critical Thinking on Metacognition with Structural Equation Modeling

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Serhat Arslan


The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between critical thinking and metacognition. The sample of study consists of 390 university  students who were enrolled in different programs at Sakarya University, in Turkey. In this study, Critical Thinking Disposition Scale and Metacognitive Thinking Scale were used. The relationships between critical thinking and metacognition were examined using correlation analysis and the hypothesis model was tested through structural equation modeling. In correlation analysis, critical thinking and metacognition were found positively. The model demonstrated fit (χ2= 1014.86,df=551, p=.00, RMSEA=.038, GFI=.99, AGFI=.99, CFI=.99, NFI=.99, IFI=.99, RFI=.99, SRMR=.008). According to results metacognition was predicted positively by critical thinking. Results were discussed in the light of literature. 


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