ERIC Number: ED028818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Some Dimensions of Creative Thinking Ability Achievement, and Intelligence in First Grade.
Aliotti, Nicholas C.; Blanton, William E.
The Picture Interpretation Test (Torrance and Grossman, 1967) was used in a battery of creative tests as part of a construct validity test. The test was administered to 46 boys and 37 girls in five first grade classrooms in a Clayton County, Georgia, elementary school. The purpose of the test was to measure the child's ability to "read a picture." A subject was presented a novel stimulus and asked to agree or disagree with statements concerning the picture. When a factor analysis was performed on the data, four factors emerged: (1) some measure of general intelligence, (2) a general index of academic achievement, (3) figural measures of creative thinking, and (4) verbal creativity measures. The factors were then correlated with the following results: (1) Verbal creative thinking was independent of general intelligence, academic achievement, and figural creativity; and (2) figural creativity shared common variance with general intelligence and academic achievement. The independence of the verbal creative thinking factor was incongruous, since many other studies reported at least a low correlation between verbal creative thinking and academic achievement or general intelligence. The results suggest that a replication be conducted with particular attention to perceptual sensitivity tasks. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Identifiers: California Test of Mental Maturity; Metropolitan Achievement Tests; Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Picture Interpretation Test (Aliotti and Blanton); Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Los Angeles, Calif., February 5-8, 1969