Document Type : original article


1 Instructor, Department of Educational Sciences, Farhangian University, Kerman, Iran.

2 Department of Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.


According to education experts, learning the concepts and topics of the information technology age is influenced by the five minds introduced by Gardner, therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to these five minds in educational centers and identify the factors affecting it. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between individual, educational, social and cultural factors with five minds among student teachers.
Materials and Methods
This was a descriptive-analytical research and its statistical population included all student teachers of Farhangian University of Kerman, Iran, in 2020. A total of 400 people were selected by stratified random sampling. The data collection tool included two researcher-made questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression in SPSS ver. 25.
The results showed a positive and significant relationship between individual, educational, social and cultural factors with Gardner's five minds, so that these four factors simultaneously (R2adj = 422) explain the variance of the five minds. Moreover, the most important predictors of the five minds of student teachers are individual factors (β = 0.266, p = 0.001), social factors (β = 0.229, p = 0.001), and educational factors (β = 0.20, p =0.001), and cultural factors (β= 0.166, p = 0.001), respectively.
Based on the research results, individual, educational, social factors and cultural factors were the predictors of five minds among the student teachers.