RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THINKING STYLES AND SELF - ESTEEM OF STUDENTS
Keywords:Thinking Styles, Self-esteem
Thinking styles as an individual’s preferred way of using personal abilities when dealing with life problems. Sternberg (1988) explored 13 thinking styles in his mental self -government theory. The present study aims to find out the relationship between thinking styles and self –esteem of students. Two hundred students participated in the study from different schools of Sangli city. Age ranges of the students from 13- 15 years old. Sample of 200 students was selected by simple random sampling method. In this research data was collected by using Thinking styles Inventory Revised II developed by Sternberg, Wagner and Zhang. To measure self-esteem Coopersmith self – esteem Inventory (School form) was used. Result revealed that legislative, Judicial, hierarchical, oligarchic, anarchic, global, external and liberal thinking styles are positive related to self-esteem. Apart from this there is no significant relationship in executive, monarchic, local, internal and conservative thinking styles with self- esteem.
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