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ERIC Number: ED110315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 287
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Dependence-Proneness as a Criterion for the Grouping of Students in the Chemistry Laboratory.
Lefkowitz, Arnold Nathan
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between a personality trait, dependence-proneness, and performance in the high school chemistry laboratory; to arrange laboratory groupings based on the pupil trait of dependence-proneness and to determine if these groupings affect laboratory performance; and to include and test other possible constructs of laboratory performance, among them facility--a measure of psychomotor skills, and Ninth-Year Algebra final examination grade--a measure of pupil mathematical aptitude. Subjects were 736 high school students enrolled in "Regents Chemistry," a comprehensive one-year course for pupils who wish to receive credit toward an academic diploma. The Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) was administered to all subjects, and instructors rated pupils over a six-week period on a laboratory facility scale and a laboratory involvement scale. Dependence-proneness appeared significantly correlated with laboratory performance, but this performance was not affected by the type of group in which the pupil worked. (Author/CP)
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