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ERIC Number: ED085108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 11
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Dimension Preference and Component Selection: A Comparison of Alternative Methods for Measuring Children's Attention to Stimulus Attributes.
Lipps, Leann E. T.
To investigate two measures which have been used to assess children's attention to stimulus dimensions, component selection, and dimension preference, both measures were administered to 38 3 1/2 to 5-year-olds and 20 5- to 6 1/2-year-olds. Seven to ten days after the dimension preference task was given. the component selection measure was administered using the stimuli of the dimension preference task. Results indicate: (1) a developmental increase in the proportion of judgments made on the basis of form rather than color on the dimension preference measure, (2) no significant difference in the performance of the two age groups on the component selection task, and (3) within the younger group, a significant relation between component selection and dimension preference performance, with subjects showing higher component selection scores on their preferred dimension. The effect of experimental context on the child's deployment of attention is discussed. (Author/SET)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.