The effect of reading skill and intelligence on trail making performance in incarcerated male felons

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record Hubble, Larry M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:37Z 2011-06-03T19:32:37Z 1976 en_US 1976
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1976 .H83 en_US
dc.description.abstract Trail Making Test performance was the dependent variable in a 3 x 2 (reading x intelligence) fixed-effects factorial study with six observations per cell. Thirty-six incarcerated adult hale felons were assigned to elementary, junior high, or high school reading level groups on the basis of grade-equivalent achievement scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. The sample was also dichotomized at the median Revised Beta IQ score to establish an intelligence level factor. Interaction between reading ability and intelligence, assessed by a two <1ayy analysis of variance, was not significant, 11. The intelligence main effect was significant at the .01 level. Multiple comparisons of weighted mean Trails scores were significant only between elementary level and junior high level readers, p L .05 and between elementary level and high school level readers, p L .05. Junior high and high school level readers did not differ significantly in mean Trails scores. Findings demonstrated the need to evaluate reading ability in addition to Trail Making performance. The discussion proposed that reading ability norms would contribute to increased precision in scoring for certain categories of low ability readers. en_US
dc.format.extent iii, 22 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title The effect of reading skill and intelligence on trail making performance in incarcerated male felons en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Research Papers [5068]
    Research papers submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


My Account