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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Reading attitudes

1982

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Field Dependence/Independence Reading Attitudes, And Academic Achievement In Fifth And Sixth Grade Gifted Children, Dorothy M. Champlin May 1982

Field Dependence/Independence Reading Attitudes, And Academic Achievement In Fifth And Sixth Grade Gifted Children, Dorothy M. Champlin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to reveal the significance of relationship among the cognitive style of field dependence/independence, reading attitudes, and academic achievement for a sample of fifth and sixth grade gifted children and to compare these relationships with those found for a sample of students of average ability.

The study was conducted with 72 students in a suburban Western New York school district. Field dependence/independence was determined using the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT). Reading attitudes were determined using the Third Experimental Edition of the Survey of Reading Attitudes (SRA) by Wallbrown, Brown, and Engin. IQ ...