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The development of early visual-spatial abilities – considering effects of test mode

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posted on 15.10.2021, 13:06 by A Meinhardt, D Braeuning, M Hasselhorn, J Lonnemann, Korbinian MoellerKorbinian Moeller, T Pazouki, C Schiltz, S Jung
Early visual-spatial abilities (VSA) were suggested to comply with a two-by-two structure differentiating between intrinsic-extrinsic and static-dynamic dimensions that follow hierarchical development. However, recent studies revealed inconsistencies regarding the structure and development of VSA for different test modes (i.e., tablet-based and non-digital testing). Thus, the structure of early VSA in 84 German-speaking children aged four to six years was evaluated, using a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) approach, for tablet-based and non-digital assessments separately and as a joint model. In addition, the influence of test mode on behavioral data regarding children's performance and the hierarchical development of VSA was addressed. CFA results support recent propositions on the structure of early VSA irrespective of test mode. However, results only partially supported the assumed hierarchical development of VSA due to considerable differences in task difficulty between test modes. Overall, these results corroborate the view of a similar structure underlying assessments of VSA across tablet-based and non-digital testing but only lend partial support to the idea of a hierarchical development of VSA.

Funding

Leibniz-Association Pact for Research and Development and by the German Research Foundation (KL2788/2–1)

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Mathematics Education Centre

Published in

Cognitive Development

Volume

60

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Cognitive Development and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101092

Acceptance date

02/08/2021

Publication date

2021-08-23

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0885-2014

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Korbinian Moeller. Deposit date: 12 October 2021

Article number

101092