Objective: This preliminary study was done to investigate the relationship between various anthropometric parameters on different cognitive style barriers of the individual.
Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Physiology, Chennai Medical College Hospital &Research Centre, Trichy, during 2013 to 2014. We have analyzed 41 healthy (M=22, F=19) volunteers aged between 18-25 yrs. of both genders who were selected via stratified random sampling technique.
Results: The results indicated that, the average Boy mass index of the volunteers was 22.53(3.82) and the mean age was 19.17 (0.704). Most of the anthropometric parameters were significantly decreased and barriers of cognitive styles were increased in females than males. Barriers to Systematic analysis and confidence level were negatively correlated with ideal body weight. Hb level was negatively correlated with barriers to confidence level, need for conformity and work pattern. These changes were statistically significant (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: Our results shows that, Knowledge regarding barriers of cognitive style may help educators to identify the learning problems promote thinking and improve problem solving and decision-making skills among students.