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ERIC Number: ED017435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 104
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A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND READING.
BERGAN, JOHN R.
A DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY OF PERCEPTION AND ITS RELATIONSHIPS TO READING AS MEASURED BY THE CALIFORNIA READING TEST, THE GATES- MCKILLOP DIAGNOSTIC READING TEST, A WORD REVERSAL TEST, AND A REVERSED WORDS IN CONTEXT TEST IS REPORTED. THE PERCEPTUAL TASK OF MATCH ADJUSTMENT WAS USED AS THE SPATIAL ORIENTATION MEASURE AND FOR BOTH SHAPE AND SIZE CONSTANCY. MATCH RECOGNITION WAS USED FOR SPEED OF PROCESSING INFORMATION. SUBJECTS WERE 50 SECOND, 56 FOURTH, AND 56 SIXTH GRADERS. THE RESULTS OF TESTS OF INTELLIGENCE, ACHIEVEMENT, SPATIAL RELATIONS, WORD REVERSALS, AND SIZE AND SHAPE CONSTANCY WERE ANALYZED. NONE OF THE INTERCORRELATIONS OF THE PERCEPTUAL TESTS WAS SIGNIFICANT. THE SPEED OF PROCESSING INFORMATION CORRELATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH INTELLIGENCE, AND THE ACHIEVEMENT SCORES FOR ALL GROUPS ACCOUNTED FOR THE MOST VARIANCE. SPATIAL ORIENTATION AND REVERSALS WERE RELATED SIGNIFICANTLY TO ACHIEVEMENT IN BOTH FOURTH- AND SIXTH-GRADE GROUPS. WITH AN INCREASE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION, DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW ACHIEVERS BECAME SIGNIFICANT. SIZE AND SHAPE CONSTANCY PROVED AN IMPORTANT VARIABLE IN THE EARLY GRADES. THE RESULTS OF THE PROJECT POINT OUT THE IMPRACTICALITY OF THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL PERCEPTUAL ABILITY AND SUGGEST THAT NO SUCH ABILITY EXISTS. TEST INSTRUCTIONS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.
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