ERIC Number: ED108067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Differences Associated with Conceptual Tempo and Socioeconomic Status on Academic Achievement, IQ and Internal-External Control Measures.
Frierson, Henry T., Jr.
The purpose of this study was to examine differences among reflective, impulsive, fast-accurate, and slow-inaccurate fourth-grade children who were either in the high or low socioeconomic status (SES) category. The subjects were 180 fourth-grade children who were administered eight different tests during the mid-point of the school year. It was predicted that children characterized as both low SES and impulsive would have the lowest scores on measures of academic achievement. No SES x Conceptual Tempo Interaction, however, was found in the present study. The data supported the hypothesis that SES would be strongly associated with the dependent variables (eight tests) to the extent that high SES subjects would exhibit higher mean scores across all dependent measures. The findings of strong associations for SES subjects were consistent with earlier studies in the area. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)