ERIC Number: ED209900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Relationships among Spatial Skills, Communication Skills and Field Dependence in Deaf Students.
Parasnis, Ila; Long, Gary L.
The hypotheses that deaf students would be more field dependent than hearing students and that their competence in communication skills would be related to field dependence were supported for a group of 77 male and 67 female deaf students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Stepwise multiple regression analyses of the data showed that for females, spatial skills followed by communication skills were signficant predictors of field dependence; for males, spatial skills followed by the extent of hearing loss were significant predictors of field dependence. Sex differences found on tests of field dependence and spatial relations were consistent with those obtained from the hearing population. Results supported the notion that socialization experiences and competence in communication skills may influence development of field dependence in deaf students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.