A comparison of the performance of intellectually gifted and average-ability children on four spatial tasks

dc.contributor.author Block, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.department Child Development
dc.date 2018-08-15T10:50:22.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:02:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:02:31Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1984
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.description.abstract <p>Twenty-one gifted (mean IQ = 143.7) 4-, 5-, and 6-year-olds were compared with a group of their average-ability, chronological-age matched children (mean IQ = 104.7) and with a group of their average-ability, mental-age matched children (mean IQ = 104.4) on four types of Piagetian spatial tasks (two- and three-dimensional rotation, paper-folding, and geometric cross-sections). Spatial tasks were selected to reflect Piagetian stage characteristics, so that Piagetian stage development could be assessed. The gifted children and their mental-age matches were found to perform significantly better than the chronological age-match group on the tasks involving the imagined cross-sections of geometric forms, as well as on the spatial instrument as a whole. No sex differences in spatial performance were found, nor were there significant differences on any tasks between the gifted children and their mental-age matches. Evidence for a state-like development of spatial problem-solving was found for the three-dimensional rotation task, and for the spatial instrument as a whole. Educational implications were discussed.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 8746
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5202
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dc.subject.disciplines Developmental Psychology
dc.subject.keywords Child development
dc.title A comparison of the performance of intellectually gifted and average-ability children on four spatial tasks
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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