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A STUDY ON REASONING ABILITY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dr. V. Balakrishnan, Mrs.R.Piramilagandhi
Reasoning is the process of higher order thinking where general principles are employed to draw relevant inferences. It is a kind of thinking, yet all kinds of thinking cannot be termed reasoning. It is a word used to describe the mental recognition of cause - and - effect relationship. The study was conducted to investigate reasoning ability of secondary school students. The study included the categorical variablesgender, locality of the school, type of school management, type of school and medium of instruction. The investigator has used reasoning ability test constructed and validated by Shailaja Bhagwat (2010) for the present investigation. The reasoning ability test comprised 30 items. Normative survey method was adopted and total 212 secondary school students were standard selected randomly from the secondary schools in Chengalpattu district. The collected data was statically analysed by using percentage analysis, ‘t’- test and ‘F’- test. The findings of this study indicates that the male secondary school students are having high reasoning ability than the female students whereas the urban secondary school students are having high reasoning ability than the rural counterparts and also the level of reasoning ability of secondary school students is moderate.
Reasoning Ability, secondary school students
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