The study aimed to analyze the content of studies that dealt with "thinking styles" in the Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa). The study used content-based analysis, and the sample covered (50) studies. A tool was developed for data collection. The study results revealed that there was a growth in studies of thinking styles, but this growth was fluctuating. Most of the studies (96%) were published in journals, (66%) were published by single researchers, (57.53%) of the publications were published by male researchers and (40%) of the studies were conducted in Saudi Arabia and Algeria. Furthermore, (34%) of the studies tackled the subject of thinking styles in general without other variables, (78%) focused on students, (44%) focused on the university level, (96%) of them used the descriptive method, (58%) made use of small samples, (66%) relied on Sternberg's Mental Self-Government and (48%) of them used Sternberg's Thinking Styles Inventory. The study concluded with stressing the need to codify standards in the local environment and to pay attention to cross-cultural studies.
thinking styles, content analysis, Sternberg, Harrison and Bramson, Hermann
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