ERIC Number: ED352634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
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Development of Sheveland Vividness of Imagery Questionnaire in Grades 3-6.
Sheveland, Dawn E.
A study investigated the reliability and validity of a measure of imagery vividness appropriate for young children. A questionnaire instrument consisting of 21 Likert-type items was developed and administered to 380 third- through sixth-grade children in a lower-middle to upper-middle socioeconomic population in southern California. Items in the questionnaire were adapted from the "Betts QMI Vividness of Imagery Scale," retaining the original seven sense modalities (visual, auditory, cutaneous, kinesthetic, gustatory, olfactory, and organic). Means, standard deviations, and Pearson intercorrelations among items were calculated as well as other statistics. Results indicated that the instrument evidenced a single construct with seven sense modalities having internal reliability. Development of the instrument seems timely in relation to current research interests related to a more holistic approach to elementary language arts and literacy acquisition. (Six tables of data are included; 28 references, the instrument, and its verbal instructions are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California