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ERIC Number: ED141802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 206
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The Effects of Training, Self-Recording, Public Charting, and Group Contingencies on Manuscript Handwriting Legibility.
Johns, John Charles
Research in the area of handwriting legibility has been hampered in the past because of a lack of objective procedures for evaluating letter formations. This study used a recently developed evaluative instrument to answer questions concerning the legibility of the handwriting of 22 first-grade students. Two baseline conditions and four experimental conditions were established; experimental variables included training in the use of the evaluative instrument, self-recording of correct manuscript letter strokes, self-recording and public charting of correct responses, and self-recording with low performance-group contingency. It was concluded from analysis of handwriting samples that students were able to measure and reliably to record their own correct letter strokes, that training students to recognize the characteristics of correctly formed strokes increased accuracy of letter formation, that both self-recording and public charting of performance improved accuracy, that self-recording with low performance-group contingency produced the greatest accuracy, and that some generalization (although minimal) occurred from trained to untrained letters. (Author/KS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D Dissertation, The Ohio State University