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ERIC Number: ED019697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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EFFECTS OF CERTAIN REWARDS FOR TASK PERFORMANCE AMONG LOWER-CLASS BOYS.
LIGHTHALL, FREDERICK F.; CERNIUS, VYTAUTAS
IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT DUE TO THE REAL OR IMAGINARY MENTAL DEPRIVATION OF THE LOWER-CLASS CHILD, TANGIBLE REWARDS WOULD BE MORE REASSURING TO HIM AND WOULD INVOLVE HIM IN CONCEPTUAL TASKS MORE THAN WOULD THE INTANGIBLE REWARDS OF THE SORT OFFERED IN MIDDLE-CLASS SCHOOLS. THESE FOUR KINDS OF CONCEPTUAL BEHAVIOR--(1) CONCEPT SWITCHING, (2) CONCEPT ATTAINMENT, (3) CONCEPT VERBALIZATION, AND (4) DECISION TIME--WERE TESTS. THE SAMPLE GROUP, CONSISTING OF 24 SUBJECTS IN EACH OF THREE AGE GROUPS (FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX) APPROXIMATELY NINE MONTHS APART, WERE CAUCASIAN CHILDREN ATTENDING HEAD START PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING CENTERS. THE RESULTS SHOW THAT THE TANGIBLE-INTANGIBLE DIMENSION HAD NO EFFECT ON THE FOUR KINDS OF CONCEPTUAL BEHAVIOR. THE CAUSES OF THE FAILURE OF THIS STUDY TO CONFIRM CERTAIN EARLIER STUDIES ARE DISCUSSED. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
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