ERIC Number: ED030155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Identification of Transformation Abilities in the Structure-Of-Intellect Model. Final Report.
Hoepfner, Ralph; And Others
This study investigated selected transformation abilities predicted by Guilford's structure-of-intellect model of intelligence and related those abilities to aspects of academic learning. To demonstrate the 16 hypothesized unique abilities, 46 aptitude tests were designed and administered to 197 high school students. The score variables were factor analyzed. Of the 17 factors which were clearly demonstrated, 10 were in the transformation category. Additional aptitude factors (6) provided reference vectors within which the transformation factors could be unambiguously identified. A studying-and-remembering task which measured academic learning was found to be significantly related to factors of verbal comprehension, memory for meaningful changes, and four other factors of production and evaluation of transformations and classes. This finding was interpreted as confirming the hypothesis that learning is often a process of redefining and reinterpreting known information--a hypothesis that goes well beyond historical associationistic theories. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document] (Author/NS).
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.