ERIC Number: ED047804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
The Effect of Varying Object Number and Type of Arrangement on Children's Ability to Coordinate Perspectives.
Barragy, Sister Micheleen
This study was concerned with children's ability to conserve spatial relationships among objects in different arrangements, in the presence of projected changes in the observer's visual field. The objectives were: (1) to determine the effects of varying types of arrangement and number of objects in the arrangement on perspective ability performance, (2) to investigate the relationship of age and sex to the acquisition and performance of perspective coordination, and (3) to compare the difficulty level of left-right, foreground-background relations. Ten boys and ten girls each from kindergarten, third, and sixth grades (N=60) were randomly selected from pupils having an IQ within the 83 to 117 range. The measure was an adaptation of Piaget's three-mountain coordination of perspective task. While viewing six different object arrangements from a static position, subjects were asked to match photographs of the object groups with the position of the camera when the picture was taken. The document provides results regarding (1) object number and arrangement effects of task difficulty, (2) the effect of masking factors on performance levels, and (3) conclusions about sex and age in relation to performance. (Author/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on School Learning and Individual Differences.