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Effect Of Style Training On Future Problem Solving Performance, Laura F. Main May 2014

Effect Of Style Training On Future Problem Solving Performance, Laura F. Main

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The participants were grade 9-12 students (n = 75) from one suburban high school who were part of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI). The research involved both quasi-experimental and correlational components. First, an ANCOVA was used to compare the mean scores of the Qualifying Problem (QP) for both the treatment and comparison groups with the independent variable being type of program with two levels: participation in problem solving styles training along with FPSPI (treatment) or FPSPI curriculum only (comparison), and the dependent variable being QP scores. After controlling for pretest scores, the treatment group outperformed the comparison group (p ...