The Relationship between Multiple-Intelligence and Thinking Patterns through Critical Thinking among 10th-Grade Students in Private Schools in Abu Dhabi


  • Dawahdeh Ali Mohammed Ahmed Ph.D. Ed., Faculty of Education and Human Development, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia


Multiple Intelligences, Thinking Skills, Tenth-grade, Thinking Patterns, Critical Thinking


This study aimed at investigating the relationship between multiple-intelligence and thinking patterns through critical thinking among tenth-grade students in Abu Dhabi private schools. This study used descriptive approach and SEM. Also, the study sample consisted of 350 students from five private schools in Abu Dhabi. The instruments used were Gardner’s multiple-intelligence scale and thinking patterns scale. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation coefficient and Amos. The results showed significant positive relationship between multiple intelligences (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) through critical thinking (MV). Direct relationships were found between linguistic intelligence (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) (r=.284); social intelligence (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) (r=.241); natural intelligence (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) (r=.113); musical intelligence (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) (r=.270); bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence (IV) and thinking patterns (DV) (r=.470). In conclusion, the findings revealed the influence of critical thinking on the relationship between multiple-intelligence and thinking patterns.