ERIC Number: ED193252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Field Dependence-Independence Construct: Some, One, or None.
Linn, Marcia C.; Kyllonen, Patrick
The field dependency/independency construct (FDI) was measured using tests of perception of the upright such as the Rod and Frame Test (RFT) and tests of cognitive restructuring such as the Hidden Figures Test (HFT); relationships between cognitive restructing and perception of the upright were investigated. High school seniors received 34 tests including 12 measures of FDI. Analysis of the data using multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and factor analysis resulted in five dimensions including two associated with the FDI measures. One of the FDI dimensions measured cognitive restructuring which involved unfamiliar geometric shapes (e.g., Find a Shape Puzzle, Raven Progressive Matrices) and generation of novel representations of the material (e.g., Paper Folding, Paper Form Block, Block Design). The other FDI dimension, related to perception of the upright, was labeled familiar field and was postulated to measure strategy selection in familiar situations. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.; Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Field Dependence Independence
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).