ERIC Number: ED105996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of Field-Dependence in Young Children.
Bowd, Alan D.
This paper presents a study which investigated the relationship between field-dependence, perceptual egocentrism, and inductive reasoning in 53 kindergarten children. The general objective of the study was to assess the validity of the field-dependence measures in early childhood. Field-dependence was found to relate positively with perceptual egocentrism and inductive reasoning, however the field-dependence measures employed showed only moderate correlations with each other. Factor analysis and the absence of sex differences gave little support for the construct validity of the field-dependence measures. The usefulness of field-dependence as a meaningful construct in describing perceptual development in young children was considered doubtful. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)