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ERIC Number: ED013470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PREDICTION OF CREATIVITY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FROM A CONCRETE PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE TASK.
SAFFORD, PHILIP L.
THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF TASK SCORES VERSUS IQ AS PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT WAS INVESTIGATED, AND THE CORRELATIONS BETWEEN TASK SCORES AND IQ RE-EXAMINED. SUBJECTS WERE 99 UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH A MEAN STANFORD-BINET IQ OF 126 (SD EQUALS 19). THE INSTRUMENTS USED WERE DUNN'S OBJECT SORTING TASK (OST), STANFORD BINET IQ SCORES, WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN (WISC) VOCABULARY TEST, THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TEST BATTERY (CATB), THE TORRANCE TESTS, AND, FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN, THE USES FOR THINGS TEST. CORRELATION AND MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED. IT WAS EXPECTED THAT/ (1) SORTING FLUENCY, SPEED AND QUALITY OF THE VERBAL EXPLANATION OF CLASSIFICATORY CONCEPTS WOULD PREDICT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, (2) THE NUMBER OF POSITIVE SORTS AND MEAN VERBALIZATION SCORES WOULD CORRELATE WITH IQ, AND (3) OST FLUENCY, FLEXIBILITY, AND ORIGINALITY WOULD CORRELATE WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE TORRANCE SCORES. ALL THREE HYPOTHESES WERE SUPPORTED. THE RESULTS INDICATE THE OST MAY BE USEFUL IN DETECTING DIFFERENCES IN APPARENTLY HOMOGENEOUS IQ GROUPS. A STRONG PREDICTIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERFORMANCE ON THE OST AND ACHIEVEMENT IN FORMAL SUBJECT AREAS WAS ALSO FOUND. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED AS STUDY 3 IN SCHOOL ANXIETY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING/ EXPLORATORY STUDIES, REPORT 4, IRCOPPS MIDWEST RESEARCH CENTER FOR PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES, ANN ARBOR, MICH., PP. 122-130. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Midwest Research Center.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; Dunn Object Sorting Task; Pearson Product Moment Correlation; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; USES FOR THINGS TEST; WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN