Effect of restructuring training and field-dependence-independence

dc.contributor.authorRush, G. Michaelen
dc.contributor.committeechairMoore, David M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBurton, John K.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHead, J. Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, John F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWeber, Larry J.en
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:09:39Zen
dc.date.adate2007-02-26en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:09:39Zen
dc.date.issued1990en
dc.date.rdate2007-02-26en
dc.date.sdate2007-02-26en
dc.description.abstractHerman Witkin's research in differentiation theory proposed a conceptual framework describing the cognitive style known as field-dependence-independence. The operational measures of this construct are restructuring skills and interpersonal competencies, and were originally conceived to be fixed in an individual. A recent reconceptualization, however, suggested that there may be some malleability in learning strategies that flow from cognitive style. Learners predisposed to field dependence might gain access to restructuring skills brought to problem-solving Situations by field independents. Thus this study undertook to examine the effects and practicability of restructuring training as a means of addressing individual learner differences. Community college students were identified on the field-dependence-independence continuum using the Hidden Figures Test. Students in the experimental group received training in use of restructuring strategies. All participants were given subsequent tasks requiring the employ of restructuring strategies. These posttest tasks included a visual disembedding task, a verbal disambiguating task, and a task of visual perspectivism. Training effect was observed in field dependents for all three test tasks.en
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
dc.format.extentviii, 100 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-02262007-095931en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02262007-095931/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37395en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1990.R874.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 22100148en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1990.R874en
dc.subject.lcshCognitive stylesen
dc.subject.lcshField dependence (Psychology)en
dc.titleEffect of restructuring training and field-dependence-independenceen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen
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