An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aims at investigating validity and reliability indicatorsof the cognitive stylestest amongstundergraduatedstudentsat Jordanianuniversities. The scalewas translated to Arabic language, and edited to the Jordanian environment. It was applied to a random sample of (313)Jordanian university students through which validity and reliabilitywere investigated.It was verified using logical validity and construct validity through factor analysis, reliability was investigated using Cronbach Alpha, and standard error of measurement.The results of the studyrevealed four factors which explain (45.671%)of variance; itshowed also a difference in the factorial structureof the Jordanianscale compared with the original one. Positive self-oriented style was the most dominant styleamong the sample, there is a weakcorrelation between the cognitive stylesmeasured by the scale and the GPAof the student, the studyended with some recommendations, such as: conductiong other studies on the Jordanian form of (TCS) to investigate its psychometric properties on other populations, using this form to reveal the preferred cognitive styles amongst other samples, and with other variables.