Visual perspective role-taking and field-independence among Anglo American and Mexican American children of two ages

The Journal of Genetic Psychology
K H Knudson, S Kagan


Ability to take the perspective of another was studied among 97 5 to 6- and 7 to 9-year-old Anglo American and Mexican American boys and girls. These children were administered seven perceptual role-taking tasks and the Children's Embedded Figures Test of field-independence. Results indicated no significant cultural differences. Results were contrary to previous findings in three aspects: (a) children were able to take the role of another younger than originally theorized by Piaget; (b) role-taking and field-independence were not significantly related when age is controlled; and (c) low and inconsistent correlations among the visual perspective role-taking tasks indicate that visual perspective role-taking is not an established unidimensional construct.


Sep 1, 1963·The Journal of Genetic Psychology·D R Goodenough, C J EAGLE


Jul 1, 1982·Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Santé Publique·A S Sethi

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