Facilitation of Spatial Orientation Among Adolescents from a Disadvantaged Background

Chris Myburgh, Marie Poggenpoel, Glen van der Westhuizen

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The study investigated structural and shape recognition in two to three dimensions by adolescents from a historically disadvantaged neighbourhood. Data on the spatial orientation of grade eight learners in a specific school were collected using specifically adjusted and developed tests on two occasions (pre-test and post-test) and for an intervention (n= 29), a control (n=30) and a placebo group (n=24). Hypotheses concerning differences between the three pre-test groups (One way ANOVA) and the three post-test groups were tested. The results indicated that with stimulation, the development of two and three dimension perception was possible at a later stage in a human's life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Psychology in Africa
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Shape recognition
  • Spatial orientation
  • Structural recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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