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ERIC Number: ED003476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 115
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THE ROLE OF VISUAL-SPATIAL ABILITIES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN MOTOR SKILLS.
MCCRAW, LYNN W.; STALLINGS, LORETTA M.
THE CHANGING ROLES OF THREE VISUAL-SPATIAL ABILITIES (SPATIAL ORIENTATION, VISUALIZATION, AND PERCEPTUAL SPEED) IN THE PERFORMANCE OF GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AT SUCCESSIVE STAGES DURING THE LEARNING PERIOD WERE STUDIED. THE SUBJECTS CONSISTED OF 48 WOMEN, AGES 17 TO 24, WHO WERE EQUALLY ASSIGNED TO EITHER OF TWO SECTIONS AND SUBDIVIDED INTO THREE ROTATION GROUPS. A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCE TASKS AND PERCEPTUAL TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED. MOTOR SKILLS WERE PRESENTED AND EVALUATED. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE PROCEDURES WERE USED TO TEST THE EFFECT OF THE TREATMENTS AND GROUPS, AND THE EFFECT OF THEIR INTERACTIONS. CORRELATIONS WERE MADE ON THE PERCEPTUAL MEASURES. FOR PERFORMANCE OF ALL SKILLS DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF PRACTICE, RESULTS SHOWED (1) SPATIAL ORIENTATION AND VISUALIZATION HAD A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT, (2) PERCEPTUAL SPEED HAD A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT, BUT NOT IN ALL SKILLS, AND (3) VISUALIZATION APPEARED TO HAVE NO APPRECIABLE EFFECT. THE SUGGESTION WAS MADE THAT AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF VISUAL-SPATIAL ABILITY TO IMPROVEMENT AS A RESULT OF "MENTAL PRACTICE" MIGHT BE OF VALUE. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (Austin)