ERIC Number: ED031533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Analyses of Certain Measures of Creativity and Self-Concept and Their Relationships to Social Class.
Gezi, Kal I.
Tested were certain measures of creativity and self concept in middle (M-group) and lower (L-group) social classes. It was hypothesized that: (1) L-group subjects (Ss) would have lower self concept than M-group Ss; (2) the greater the discrepancy between actual and ideal self, the greater possibility of low self concept; (3) L-group Ss would tend to be more creative; and (4) those who are more fluent, flexible, original, and elaborate are also likely to be more creative. Forty Ss were given the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Figural Form A, and a specially developed Self-Referent questionnaire. The major finding of the study is that the L-group scored higher on all aspects of creativity than the M-group. One possible explanation is that middle class children live in a more highly structured milieu than do lower class children. Therefore, the lower class child has the opportunity to develop his creativity through the nature of his unstructured play. (NH)
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Identifiers: Self Referent Questionnaire (Gezi); Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Educational Research Association (47th, Los Angeles, March 14-15, 1969)