ERIC Number: ED021254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Performance by High and Low Risk College Freshmen on Measures of Creativity.
Newell, John M.
To examine the use of creativity measures as supplementary, supportive data in college admissions procedures, and to examine the relationships between level of aspiration measures, actual college performance, and creativity measure performance, 18 high- and low-risk freshmen entering Tufts University completed three creativity measures and the Worell level of aspiration scale in September 1964, and repeated the Worell scale in February 1965. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores, predicted grade point averages (GPA), and advisor creativity ratings were obtained for each subject. The Word Association Test, Uses Test, Make-up Problems Test, and Jackson's "Creativity and Intelligence" were used as creativity measures. The results of this study suggest that creativity measures would not provide useful admissions information at Tufts University, but do suggest that aspiration level measures may provide useful information in predicting college performance. The low-risk group exhibited higher levels of aspiration, more realistic estimates of aspiration level, and superior performance on the SAT and GPA's earned compared with the high-risk group. Advisor ratings were not found useful. (WR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.