ERIC Number: ED023469
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Publication Date: 1966
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Six Structure-of-Intellect Hypotheses in Six-Year-Old Children.
Orpet, R.E.; Meyers, C.E.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v57 n6 p341-46 1966
The study of ability factors in young children has passed the stage of demonstrating that separate factors exist, the effort now being devoted to systematic identification of measurable abilities. This study was designed to confirm some of the tentative abilities demonstrated in other studies and to extend the exploration into memory processes and symbolic content. Six abilities were hypothesized. They have been shown to be well established at the adult level but have not been shown to exist in childhood. In an attempt to demonstrate the existence of these six abilities in children, 100 white kindergarten children, age 6, from middle class homes were administered a battery of 20 tests geared to measure the following hypothesized abilities: (1) visual memory for figural units, (2) auditory memory for symbolic units, (3) covergent semantic production, (4) divergent production of semantic units--ideational fluency, (5) evaluation of figural units, and (6) evaluation of symbolic units. The test results supported the existence of abilities (2), (3), (4), and (5). The remaining two ability domains were not definitely demonstrated. (WD)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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