ERIC Number: ED208009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Influence on Selective Attention Processes among Nigerian Adolescents.
Three experiments in auditory selective attention form the basis of this investigation of cross-cultural differences among the ethnic groups of the Ibo and Yoruba adolescents of Nigeria. A sample of 200 16-year-olds were randomly drawn from four secondary schools. Yoruba adolescents showed superior performance in a task-involving the repetition of a message heard through one voice (female), while disregarding a different message played and heard through another voice; and in a task involving both the case where the accepted message led in time and where it logged in time in relation to the rejected message. In view of these findings, it is recommended that the curriculum formulation in Nigerian schools should be based on indigenous socio-cultural influences. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ibo (Tribe); Nigeria; Yoruba (Tribe)
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Personality Assessment (7th, Minneapolis, MN, February 27-29, 1981).