ERIC Number: ED031852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of the Most Creative and Least Creative Student in Grades 4 - 8 at the Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph, Massachusetts.
Gallagher, Marie S.
To investigate the interrelationships between creativity and seven variables, 74 students in grades 4 through 8 plus the vocational group at a school for the deaf were tested. In addition to creativity, subjects were tested for intelligence, academic achievement, imaginative productions, perception by teachers, self-evaluation career aspirations, and as members of a family group. Indications were as follows: intelligence test scores did not differentiate between the most and least creative except in boys under 14; verbal achievement scores did not differentiate between creativity groups but there were significant differences in numerical achievement; teachers preferred low creative girls over low creative boys and preferred high creative boys under 14 to low creative ones; scores on a verbal thinking speed test did not differentiate between creativity groups but those under 14 attained higher scores than the over-14 group. Additional findings were that a drawing test did not differentiate, that the two creativity groups could not be distinguished according to socially accepted responses on the verbal thinking test, and that the high and low creativity groups could not be differentiated as members of a family group. (RJ)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA.