The Journal of Community Health Management

An age and gender-based analysis of ‘Metacognitive Awareness Inventory’ (MCAI) among first-year MBBS students from a Central Indian medical college

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: B N Mishra,Naveen K S Panwar*,Priyanka Barjatya,D S Chouhan,S C. Mohapatna

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 77

Article End Page : 81


Introduction: Cognition includes all mental processes and abilities which help to generate new knowledge through activities like memory, attention, reasoning, learning, and solving problems. Meta-cognition is a subdivision of cognition. It is an awareness and understanding of one’s own cognitive process.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional pre-sensitized study was done among first-year medical students of a medical college in central India. Out of 150 students, 127 participants provided valid information. ‘Meta-cognitive awareness inventory’ consisting of 52 questions was used. Data analysis was done by SPSS version 20 and ‘P’ value was set at <0>
Result: The sample was subjected to one-sample t-test. Both the dependant variables i.e. age and gender of the participants demonstrated a highly significant association (p < 0>
Conclusion: Students of less than 20 years of age and from female sex were found to have a stronger association with the cognitive process on meta-cognitive awareness inventory scale, which enables one’s ability for evaluation of critical thinking, learning skills, goal settings, assessment of learning strategies and performance errors.

Keywords: Metacognitive awareness inventory, Age, Gender, Medical students.

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