ERIC Number: ED247709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Field Dependence of Deaf Students: Implications for Education.
Gibson, Joan M.
This study investigated the developmental patterns for 82 deaf individuals (9-19 years old) in field dependence, as measured by the Embedded Figures Test. A significant sex difference was found for these deaf subjects only at the age of 15, favoring males. The deaf subjects differed significantly from the hearing norm group only at ages 15 and 17. There was no significant relationship between field dependence and either age-at-onset of hearing loss or degree of loss, given the limited range of variables tested. A significant relationship existed for both females and males between reading and language, and field dependence. When age and IQ were added in a stepwise regression analysis, only reading remained significant for females. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Contained in: International Symposium on Cognition, Education, and Deafness (Washington, DC, June 5-8, 1984). Working Papers. Volumes I and II. David S. Martin, Ed.