Renée Ostler

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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Carroll C. Lambert


Developmental age differences were studied between a group of Head Start children and a group of preschool children attending the Utah State University Child Development Laboratory. The Lowenfeld Mosaic Test was used to make distinctions between the child whose developmental age was below his age in years. The results were compared to the four-year and five-year chronological age level of the Armes and Ilg scoring criteria.

Although behavior in response to the Mosaic test developed in the same way for both the disadvantaged children and the advantaged children, the products or Mosaic designs of the disadvantaged children were less mature and developed more slowly.

It was fairly evident from the data that the Utah State University children responded at a more mature level than the Head Start Children.

The data seemed to substantiate the fact that there was a difference in maturity of design between all the males and all the females treatment of patterning the Mosaic.