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ERIC Number: ED168696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Eye Movements, Individual Differences, and Television-Viewing Patterns of Children.
Baron, Lois J.
This study investigates the perceptual processing capabilities by analysis of eye movement of children from differing levels of field independence/dependence. Forty nine field independent (24 girls, 26 boys) and 36 field dependent (19 girls, 17 boys) children in third grade were analyzed as they viewed either seven dynamic or seven static segments from the Children's Television Workshop program. It was hypothesized that both good readers and field independents would exhibit more sophisticated scanning strategies and that the dynamic mode of presentation would result in significant eye movement differences from those exhibited in the static mode. Regression analyses revealed that eye movements were rather stimulus specific. Supplantation of mental operation by the stimuli was also an important consideration of this study. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)