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Ordóñez, X. G., Romero Martínez, S. J., & Rosete Fernández, I. (2016). Epistemological beliefs of colombian students according to educational and socio-demographic variables. Acta Colombiana De Psicología, 19(1), 57–67. https://doi.org/10.14718/ACP.2016.19.1.4
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Abstract

The main goal of the present study is to analyze and characterize the influence of educational and socio-demographical variables on the Epistemological Beliefs (EB) of senior year and university students. With this aim, an instrument that measures EB, called EQEBI, was applied to a sample of 1387 students in Bogota-Colombia. The methodology used was quantitative, non experimental, and the nonparametric statistics tests of Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis were used to compare the EB according to the groups formed by the variables analyzed. Results indicate significant differences in EB by sex, socioeconomic status and educational level of students and his parents, but no differences according to the environmental background (rural or urban) and grade repetition. This study has implications for the design of specific educational programs, according to the characteristics of students, to encourage the development of EB.

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