ERIC Number: ED356078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Relations among Cognitive Styles and Reading Readiness in Preschoolers.
Demick, Jack; Koerber, Heather J.
This study assessed the relationship between cognitive style and reading readiness, and examined effects of age and gender on measures of cognitive style and reading readiness. Subjects were 33 males and 27 females between 4 and 7 years of age. All subjects scored within the average range of intellectual functioning and were not color blind. Subjects took the following tests: (1) the Metropolitan Reading Test (MRT), Level 1; (2) Cards B and C of the Stroop Color-Word Test, a measure requiring selective attention; (3) the Fruit Distraction Test, a second measure of selective attention; and (4) the Children's Embedded Figures Test, a measure of field dependence-independence. In addition, mothers provided demographic information and completed Strom's Parent as Teacher Inventory. Results indicated that, among variables studied, the degree of field dependence-independence was the best predictor of children's reading readiness. Results also indicated that 6- and 7-year-old children scored significantly higher on the MRT than did 4- and 5-year-old children. No evidence for gender differences was found on any measure. On the Parent as Teacher Survey, only the mother's perception of her own creativity significantly correlated with the child's MRT scores. (Contains 11 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Readiness Tests