Relationships between children's space utilization, field dependence, and body image boundary

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Elizabeth A. Schnabl (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The study employed 13 kindergarten age boys and girls in examining the relationships between field dependence, body image boundary, and space utilization during locomotor play activity. In addition, scores on all variables were analyzed for sex differences. Three five minute videocordings, taken during an eight day period, were examined to assess subjects' space utilization. The space used by each subject was calculated as linear feet traveled and square feet circumscribed. Data on field dependence and body Image boundary were collected from subjects' scores on individually administered Children's Embedded Figures Tests, Form 1 and the first 25 inkblots of the Holtzman Inkblot Test, Form A. Spearman Rank Order Correlations were not found to be significant between measures of space utilization, body image boundary, and field dependence.* Olkin's z was calculated to examine the significance of the differences between body image boundary and field dependence predictor variables with linear and square foot predictands. No significant differences were found. The Mann-Whitney U Test was used to assess sex differences. Boys were found to use significantly more square feet of space during locomotor activity. **

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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