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ERIC Number: ED019681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 14
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PREDICTION OF DIVERGENT THINKING AND CREATIVE PERFORMANCE OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD--A LONGITUDINAL STUDY.
DENNY, TERRY; AND OTHERS
TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP OF SEVERAL DIVERGENT, CONVERGENT, AND AFFECTIVE MEASURES ASSESSED IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WITH DIVERGENT THINKING AND CREATIVE PERFORMANCE FOUR YEARS LATER IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, DATA WERE OBTAINED IN 1962 ON SEVENTH-GRADE CHILDREN CONCERNING IDEATIONAL FLUENCY AND ORIGINALITY, SPONTANEOUS VERBAL FLEXIBILITY, CREATIVE TRAITS, SCHOOL APTITUDE, AND ANXIETY. FOLLOW-UP DATA ON THE SAME CHILDREN IN THE 11TH AND 12TH GRADES CONCERNED THE SAME DIVERGENT THINKING TESTS, THE SAME CHECKLIST OF CREATIVE TRAITS, AND TEACHER AND PEER NOMINATIONS FOR CREATIVE ABILITY. RESULTS SHOW THAT (1) THE MEANS OF THE SCORES FOR THE THREE DIVERGENT THINKING ABILITIES (IDEATIONAL FLUENCY, ORIGINALITY, AND FLEXIBILITY) WERE ALL SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND (2) CREATIVITY SCORES DID NOT INCREASE OR DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY. A DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS IS INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 1967). (PH)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
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