ERIC Number: ED256326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-19
Reference Count: 0
Field Independence-Dependence, Multiple and Linear Imagery in a Visual Location Task.
Moore, David M.
This study examined the effects and interaction of multiple and linear visual presentation modes and cognitive style on performance in a visual location task. Subjects were 132 undergraduate college students (40 males, 92 females) in professional education courses. The Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT, Wilkin et al., 1971) was used to identify students as field dependents, field independents, or neutral. The visual location task tested the subjects' ability to select a criterion picture from a group of three similar pictures after viewing three quadrants of the criterion picture in random order. In the linear treatment each quadrant of the criterion picture was presented separately for 2 seconds, one after another, followed by presentation of the criterion picture with the two similar pictures for a total of 6 seconds. In the multiple treatment, each quadrant was presented simultaneously on the screen for 6 seconds. Field independents and neutrals both scored significantly higher on the visual location task than field dependents. Presentation mode did not affect performance, and there was no significant interaction between presentation mode and cognitive style. Six references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Anaheim, CA, January 17-23, 1985). For entire proceedings, see IR 011 621.