Accession Number:

ADA106096

Title:

Effects of Performance-Oriented Text upon Long-Term Retention of Factual Material.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Sep 79-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV CHICO

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Little information exists on variables affecting long-term retention of factual material in technical training. Two experiments compared a job-oriented text with a topic-oriented text. Twenty-four junior college students studied individualized booklets to learn factual material, on either metal fasteners or micrometers, to criterion. Six months later, an unanticipated retention test was given. On the test on metal fasteners, students who had received jon-oriented text had significantly better retention on recall, but there were no differences on a recognition test. There were no differences for the text on micrometers. The results are discussed in terms of the role of supplementary related material on retention of factual material. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE