Relation of various levels on which metacognitive knowledge is utilized and personality characters with self-efficacy against problems
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The current paper was conducted with the aim of examining Relation of various levels on which metacognitive knowledge is utilized and personality characters with self-efficacy against problems. The present research falls under applied category in terms of goals and it is descriptive of correlation type based on data gathering styles. Accordingly, from among all female high school girls in the city of Kermanshah who were studying in the educational year of 2014-2015, the number of 385 people was selected as the sample via multistage sampling method, and for more assurance, the sample size was increased to 400 peoples. To investigate the variables, three questionnaires of NEO Personality Factors, Metacognition Awareness and Self-efficacy were applied. Findings revealed that there was a negative significant correlation between personality character of neuroticism with trend knowledge, planning, information management strategy, fault finding strategies, assessment of learning process and overall cognitive knowledge. A positive significant correlation was found between extrovert character with expression knowledge, planning, information management strategy and overall cognitive knowledge. A positive significant relation was also found between personality character of openness to experience with expression knowledge, trend knowledge, planning and faultfinding strategies. Meanwhile, there was a positive significant correlation between personality character of agreeableness with expression knowledge and information management strategy. Again, there was a positive significant correlation between conscientiousness with trend knowledge, situational knowledge, planning and assessment of learning process as well as overall cognitive knowledge. also suggested that there was a positive significant correlation between self-efficacy with cognitive knowledge, cognitive adjustment, metacognition, problem-oriented strategies, acquisition of support and cessation of negative thinking and meanwhile, a positive significant correlation was found between self-efficacy with neuroticism, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness, problem –oriented strategy, support acquisition, cessation of negative thinking. .
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