ERIC Number: ED105416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Factors in Predicting Initiation of Verbal Responses on Abstract Stimuli.
Flood, James E.; Intili, Jo-Ann K.
Linguistic sophistication is the primary requisite for effective initiation of verbal responses to abstract stimuli. Young children find it difficult to initiate responses for unknown symbols and words. The most linguistically sophisticated children in a sample of thirty-six preschoolers were able to make effective responses to abstract stimuli. Linguistic sophistication was measured by standardized vocabulary performance, descriptions of pictures, and communications skills performance. The data analysis, using correlation and multiple regression techniques, showed that high linguistic competence was more important than cognitive style or quantity of utterances in predicting the children who would initiate on abstract ideas. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (March 30-April 2, 1975)