ERIC Number: ED030154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Development of A Curiosity Scale. Report No. 32.
Hogan, Robert; Greenberger, Ellen
This report describes the development of a brief adjective checklist measure of curiosity. This checklist, designed to be used with elementary school children, is empirically-keyed and contains a built in check for rater bias. From an initial pool of 40 adjectives judged relevant to curiosity, a final set of 30 were selected after two item analyses using behavioral indices of curiosity. Evidence is presented which suggests that the scale defines a unitary dimension and yields valid rank-orderings for curiosity when used by a single teacher in a classroom. Evidence concerning the relationship between curiosity and standardized measures of intelligence and academic achievement is also presented. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.