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ERIC Number: ED121453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 16
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Relationship Between Use of Play Areas and Cognitive Styles in Preschool Children.
Austin, Martha C.
This study investigated the relationship between cognitive style and the use of play areas in the nursery school. The participants were 28 preschool children (13 girls and 15 boys) attending the Laboratory Nursery School at the University of California at Davis. Each child was observed for 12 one-hour sessions over a 10-week period. A time sampling approach was used to record the area(s) of the nursery school occupied by the observed child, the equipment the child used, and the type of activity which occupied the child during the observation period. Analytic perceptual ability was measured by the Preschool Embedded Figures Test (PEFT) and the Block Design Subtest of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). The findings indicated a slight but statistically insignificant correlation between the analytic measures and use of space for girls with PEFT and for boys with the WPPSI Block Design subtest. These results are discussed and methodological problems are pointed out. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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