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ERIC Number: ED055737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 10
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Learning Style and Other Correlates of Performance on a Scanning Experiment.
Maxwell, Martha J.
The relationship between learning style (impulsivity-constriction and stability-anxiety), reading scores, and scanning performance was investigated. Twenty high school students enrolled in a precollege reading and study skills program participated in an 80-trial (10-session) scanning experiment. The task involved searching for a target sentence embedded in a page and responding by pressing the appropriate button on a machine. Errors were of two types: when the wrong button was pushed or when response time exceeded 1 second. Data analysis showed that the mean scanning times for session 1 and session 8 were significantly different (p<.01) and that there was some improvement in accuracy. Correlations between mean rate scores on the two sessions was high (.78). Both mean scanning time and mean number of correct responses did not differ significantly between (1) same vs. different context, (2) oral vs. written stimulations, or (3) male vs. female subjects. Slow scanners were more constricted in application of strategies, while fast scanners reported more variability in eye movement patterns. Multiple regression analysis of test variables in a pretest battery and initial scanning speed revealed that the highest correlation obtained was between impulsivity as measured on Smith's I-S Scale and scanning rate (.65). (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971