M.SC (BIOCHEMISTRY), B.ED, M.ED
DEPT. OF EDUCATION, V.M.L.G. COLLEGE, GHAZIABAD
Cognitive style is considered as one of the most important variable affecting the students in academics. It is the unique way in which an individual think, perceive and remember information. The present study was conducted to investigate the cognitive style adopted by Senior Secondary School students with respect to their streams. The investigator has selected 150 Senior Secondary School students (50 each from Science, Arts and Commerce background) from Ghaziabad district. Simple random sampling technique has been used to collect sample. For collection of data, the investigator has used Cognitive Style Inventory (CSI) constructed and standardized by Praveen Kumar Jha in 2001. For result analysis, the Chi-square test has been used. Upon verifying hypothesis, significant difference has been found between Cognitive Styles among Secondary School students due to variation in their streams. The finding of the study revealed that Secondary School students of Science stream majorly possess Integrated Cognitive Style; Arts stream students majorly possess Intuitive Cognitive Style and Commerce steam students possess Split Cognitive Style.
Keywords: Cognitive Style, Systematic Cognitive Style, Intuitive Cognitive Style, Integrated Cognitive Style, Undifferentiated Cognitive Style, Split Style, Science Stream, Arts Stream, Commerce Stream.