Master's Theses

Off-campus FHSU users: Please use the following link to log into our proxy server and download this work.

Date of Award

Summer 1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

John D. King

Abstract

This study was designed to compare the ability of the Metropolitan Readiness Test Form R subtests 4 and 6 and the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception to measure visual-motor abilities in kindergarten children. By virtue of their scores all sub tests 4 and 6 of the Metropolitan Readiness Test, the children were dichotomized into High and Low groups and tested on the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception. The results of the t test indicated a significant, positive relationship between the scores made all the two tests, a significant difference between the performance of the two groups on the total Frostig, and a significant difference on each of the five Frostig subtests. However, contrary to other reported findings, the t test did not show age to be a contributing factor to performance nor did the X2 [squared] test yield a significant difference in performance between the boys and the girls on the Frostig Development Test of Visual Perception. It was concluded that subtests 4 and 6 of the Metropolitan Readiness Test and the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception are able to place children in the same groups, and that measurement s on one test might be able to predict measurements on the other. It was further concluded that age and sex do not appear to be contributing factors to performance on the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception.

Rights

Copyright 1968 Esther E. Spomer

Comments

Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).

Share

COinS