The Mediating Role of Critical Thinking in Relation to Higher Education Students' Meta-cognition and Self-efficacy

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 دانشگاه ازاد اسلامی

2 علوم تحقیقات تهران

3 داگروه مدیریت آموزشی، واحد کازرون، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، کازرون، ایران

10.22034/iepa.2020.187890.1110

Abstract

Abstract
The Mediating Role of Critical Thinking in Relation to Higher Education Students' Meta-cognition and Self-efficacy
This study aimed at scrutinizing the mediating role of critical thinking in relation to higher education students' metacognition and self-efficacy in Islamic Azad University, in Nourabad Mamasani. Samples were collected through random sampling method and it was equal to 248. Instruments used in this study were three standard questionnaires including critical thinking, metacognition, and self-efficacy. Cronbach's alpha was employed to estimate the instruments reliability, for which critical thinking was found to be 0.88, metacognition 0.89 and self-efficacy 0.87. Findings revealed that meta-cognition could significantly predict students' self-efficacy and critical thinking. Meta-cognition and critical thinking could significantly predict students’ self-efficacy. This study also showed that critical thinking had a mediating role in relation to students’ meta-cognition and self-efficacy. The dimensions of meta-cognition and critical thinking could significantly predict students’ self-efficacy.
Keywords: critical thinking, meta-cognition, Self-efficacy, higher education students

Keywords