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ERIC Number: EJ168893
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Publication Date: 1977
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Role of the Field-Dependent and Field-Independent Cognitive Styles in Academic Evolution: A Longitudinal Study
Witkin, Herman A.; And Others
Journal of Educational Psychology, 69, 3, 197-211, Jun 77
Over fifteen hundred students were followed longitudinally from college entry into graduate and professional school. Relatively field independent students favored impersonal domains requiring cognitive restructuring skills (for example, sciences) and relatively field dependent students favored interpersonal domains which do not emphasize such skills (for example, elementary education). (Author/JKS)
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