ERIC Number: ED198724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Bilinguals' Skill in Solving Logical Reasoning Problems in Two Languages.
Duran, Richard P.
The present paper describes results of a study that investigated 209 bilingual Puerto Rican college students' ability to solve verbal deductive reasoning problems administered in Spanish and English in relation to their reading comprehension skills in either language. A series of confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the data on reasoning and reading test scores in either language was best accounted for by a theoretical model that presupposed that a common set of skills was involved in solving deductive reasoning problems in either language. Reading comprehension skills in Spanish and English were found to constitute two separate ability factors among bilingual subjects. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.