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ERIC Number: ED001131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan
Pages: 20
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APTITUDES AND PERSONALITY MEASURES RELATED TO CREATIVITY IN SEVENTH-GRADE CHILDREN. STUDIES OF APTITUDES OF HIGH-LEVEL PERSONNEL.
MERRIFIELD, P.R.; AND OTHERS
SEVENTH GRADE PUPILS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA WERE INCLUDED IN A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF APTITUDE AND TRAIT MEASURES TO TEACHER RATINGS OF BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF CREATIVITY. ALL 443 CHILDREN HAD AN IQ OF 90 OR GREATER. EIGHT APTITUDE SCORES WERE USED AS MEASURES OF DIVERGENT THINKING IN SEMANTIC CONTENT. A SERIES OF TESTS WAS DEVISED TO PROVIDE TRAIT SCALES FROM DIMENSIONS OF TEMPERAMENT AND INTEREST. TRAIT SCALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS DIFFER IN MINOR BUT INTERESTING WAYS. A THIRD MEASURE WAS A RATING OF EACH CHILD BY TWO TEACHERS, A HOMEROOM TEACHER AND ANOTHER CHILD. THE RESULTS OF THE MEASURES WERE VARIED. NON-APTITUDE OR TRAIT TESTS CAN BE DEFINED AND INTERPRETED ALTHOUGH RELIABILITIES IN THESE TESTS WERE LOW. TRAITS IN BOYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE FOR GIRLS, BUT THERE SEEM TO BE NO PSYCHOLOGICALLY INTERESTING PATTERNS IN THE DIFFERENCES. TEACHERS MAY NEED MORE INTENSIVE TRAINING THAN GIVEN IN THIS STUDY, IF THEY ARE TO EVALUATE DIFFERENTIATED ASPECTS OF CREATIVE BEHAVIOR. THEY TENDED TO LET A GENERAL "PROBLEM-SOLVING SYNDROME" UNDERLIE THEIR PERCEPTION OF CREATIVITY.
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles)