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ERIC Number: ED355279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Constructs of Concrete and Formal Operational Reasoning in Adolescents.
Lim, Tock Keng
The constructs of concrete and formal operational reasoning were examined in 459 15-year-old secondary school students (234 males and 225 females) in Singapore. Log linear models were used to explore the relationships between Piagetian level of reasoning, the level of intelligence, gender, and type of home-speaking environment among these adolescents. Instruments used were the pendulum task of Shayer's Science Reasoning Task and Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices. The formal operational level is associated with a higher level of intelligence and English-speaking homes, and has gender differences in favor of the males. It is possible that students from Chinese-speaking homes may not have comprehended the questions fully. More research is needed to address this problem. Three tables present study findings and analysis results. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices