Processos atencionais e dependência-independência de campo: estudo com crianças e adolescentes portugueses

Translated title of the contribution: Attention processes and field dependence-independence: a study with portuguese children and adolescents

M. Adelina Guisande*, Leandro S. Almeida, Filomena Ermida da Ponte, Carolina Tinajero, M. Fernanda Páramo

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Abstract

The present study relates the "field dependence-independence" cognitive style to the performance on tasks involving several attention processes and resources. With a 98 Portuguese children and 95 Portuguese adolescents sample, four attention tasks were applied: storage capacity (Digits Forward Test); verbal working memory (Digits Backward Test); capacity to focus, shift, and maintain attention (Digit Symbol Test); and capacity for sustained attention (Visual Search and Attention Test, VSAT). It was also applied a factor g test for intelligence control. Results showed differences on attention processes between field-dependence and field-independence cognitive styles. These differences are more evident in the children subgroup on VSAT. These results open new research topics to explain lowest academic performance of field-dependent children.

Translated title of the contributionAttention processes and field dependence-independence: a study with portuguese children and adolescents
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)561-567
Number of pages7
JournalPsicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Cognitive style
  • Field dependence-independence
  • Attention processes

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