Multiple Intelligences as a Factor to Students’ Study and Thinking Skills Performance
7 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2018
Date Written: May 25, 2015
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of multiple intelligence to the study and thinking skills performance. To achieve this objective, the first year students in Mindanao University of Science and Technology for the first semester of 2014-2015 were the respondents of the study. The study employed descriptive quantitative research. Simple random sampling was used to select the respondents of the study. In identifying the respondents’ multiple intelligence, the Multiple Intelligence Inventory adopted from Walter McKenzie (2014) was used. It consisted of 10 questions for each section of the identified nine intelligences (Naturalist, Musical, Logical, Existential, Interpersonal, Kinesthetic, Verbal, Intrapersonal, and Visual). The inventory was given at the start of the semester. On the other hand, the study and thinking skills performance, the dependent variable in the study, was based on the final grade students gained at the end of the semester which was obtained from the students’ record in the register. The data were examined and interpretational analyses were made. Statistics used were frequencies, means, standard deviation, correlation analysis, and linear regression. As revealed in the study, there was a significant positive linear correlation (p= 0.002) of students’ existential intelligence and their study and thinking skills performance and a high (p = 0.050) significant positive linear correlation of students’ logical intelligence and their study and thinking skills performance. Furthermore, it was found out that there was a significant positive effect (p= 0.038) of multiple intelligences to study and thinking skills performance. Such findings encouraged the researcher to forward the importance of a thorough consideration of the students’ intelligence in the planning of study and thinking skills lessons that will be given to students in order to achieve optimum development in their college study.
Keywords: multiple intelligence, study and thinking skills, existential intelligence
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