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ERIC Number: ED083549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
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Relationships between Individual Differences and the Learning and Retention of Prose Text.
Hiller, Jack H.
This study obtained, under controlled conditions, a criterial measure of academic achievement that was typical of ordinary school learning tasks in order to determine the relationships between individual differences and the learning and retention of prose text. The criterion chosen was a multiple choice test on an ordinary written passage studied by the subjects specifically for this research. Selected as predictors were four attitude scales: (1) Internal-External Locus of Control; (2) Intellectual Achievement Responsibility; (3) Dogmatism; and (4) Intellectual Self-Confidence. All subjects--145 students enrolled in a university educational psychology course--filled out the attitude questionnaires during the first week of their course and were asked two weeks later to study the written passage as part of a program of research on study behavior. One group of subjects filled out the multiple choice test immediately after having finished studying the lesson and took the test again one week later without any prior indication of testing. The second group was required to retake the attitude battery after the lesson and took the test the following week. Results showed that subjects with low confidence lost more upon retesting than highly confident subjects. (HOD)
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