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ERIC Number: ED178586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Forward Observers.
Letchworth, George A.; And Others
Performance of forward observer students from the Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma was investigated in relation to several learner variables. Learner variables were field dependent/independent cognitive style, visual/haptic perceptual style, trait anxiety, scores on the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Tests, and achievement scores on the Sequential Tests of Educational Progress. These learner variables were investigated in relation to forward observers' performance in locating a target when given a map in a field, as measured in three different testing situations. Results indicated that under certain circumstances, field dependence, anxiety, and intelligence quotient had an effect upon performance. Regression analysis indicated, however, that the learner variables only accounted for 20 to 30 percent of the total variance. (A learning task review indicated possible problems with present instructional procedures, and suggestions for more complete investigations into the instructional sequence were submitted. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Army; Field Dependence Independence; Forward Observers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, CA, April 8-12, 1979); Some Tables are marginally legible