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versión On-line ISSN 1851-1686
This study has as its main goal to identify aptitude pro- files and cognitive styles in university students enrolled in different careers paths. A secondary goal was to find predictors of academic achievement taking into account cognitive, cultural and sociodemografic variables. Participated of the study a sample of 298 university students of four schools in different disciplinary areas (Math, Engineering, Social Sciences and Psychology). Raven's Progressive Matrices Test, Differential Aptitude Test (T Form), Cognitive Styles inventory (Sternberg) and a self evaluation aptitude scale were administered. Differential profiles were obtained considering the aptitude variables included in the study. Significant difference were obtained between careers in the self evaluation aptitude scale and cognitive styles. Verbal reasoning, calculus ability and abstract reasoning were the best predictors of academic achievement.
Palabras llave : Aptitude; Aptitude profiles; Cognitive styles; Academic achievement's predictors.