Used 10 measures (e.g., Group Embedded Figures Test, Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices) that yielded 15 scores representing the following constructs: analytic style, global style, analytic ability, global ability, and general spatial ability. 50 undergraduates participated. In a factor analysis, the ability measures formed an ability factor, but the stylistic measures failed to converge and formed 4 factors. The Group Embedded Figures Test correlated significantly with the ability measures, but with only 1 of the 2 analytic measures, and it failed to correlate negatively with any global style measure. Most Ss preferred an analytic approach. Results indicate that present field dependence-independence measures are best interpreted as ability tests rather than measures of a cognitive style. (40 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Personality and Social Psychology|
|State||Published - Jul 1980|
- convergent & discriminant validity of Group Embedded Figures Test & Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices, measurement of cognitive styles & abilities, college students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science