International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Is Metacognition a Single Variable?
Dr Fazalur Rahman, Prof Dr Rehana Masrur

The paper reports some of the findings of the study that has been conducted to see nature of metacognition. It was survey study. Schraw & Dennison (1994) metacognitve awareness inventory was used in the study as instrument. The instrument was administered on students of grade X. The age group of the students ranges between 15-16 years. The data analysis indicated that metacognition is not a single variable but is highly multivariate. This approach was considered as factor analysis of the response patterns of the students which showed no underlying structure at all. This undermines the claims of the original authors of the inventory but, more importantly, suggests that metacognition is not a single variable or even the eight variables that were derived from the original survey. The study recommended that there is a need to explore the nature of metacognition through further research.

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