ERIC Number: ED028936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Relationship Between Performance on a Scientific Creativity Test and Participation in a Science Fair.
Kobes, Katherine Ellen
Determined was the relationship between performance on a test devised to measure scientific creativity and participation in a science fair. The sample was drawn from three junior high schools and two senior high schools. The experimental group was composed of 311 students who were developing a project for a science fair. The comparison group included 314 students who did not participate in the science fair. Each student included in the study was administered The Robinson Test of Scientific Creativity. In addition to the measure obtained from the creativity test, other variables that were studied included (1) teacher judgments of students' creative ability in science, (2) students' self-image of creative ability, and (3) IQ, grade level, and age. Determined were that (1) The Robinson Test of Scientific Creativity did demonstrate a capability of relating to whatever the traits are that contribute to different levels of performance in the science fair, (2) teacher identification of creativity in students appeared to be influenced by confusion of general intelligence with creativity, and (3) student-self-ratings were not significantly related to their actual creative capabilities as inferred by performance in the science fair. (DS)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Creativity, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Prediction, Science Fairs, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: United States International Univ., San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Robinson Test of Scientific Creativity