Creative Cognition, Autonomous Learning, and Problem-Solving: A Mediation Model

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Arslan N., Arslan S., ÇELİK K.

Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi, vol.38, no.3, pp.380-387, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.16986/huje.2023.490
  • Journal Name: Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-387
  • Keywords: autonomous learning, Creative cognition, problem-solving
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The study tested a model of the mediating role of autonomous learning, creative cognition and problem-solving. The autonomous learning scale, the creative cognition scale, and the problem-solving scale were administrated to a sample of 443 gifted-talented students. The present study showed that autonomous learning and creative cognition were positively related to problem-solving. The result of the mediation analysis showed that autonomous learning significantly predicts both problem-solving and creative cognition. Problem-solving significantly predicted creative cognition, and autonomous learning decreased the effect of problem-solving on creative cognition. Finally, the relationship between problem-solving and creative cognition was partially mediated by autonomous learning. These findings suggested that problem-solving had both direct and indirect effects on Creative Cognition.