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ERIC Number: ED046945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 217
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Selected Characteristics of a Children's Individual Test of Creativity.
Burns, Marilyn Jones
The purpose of this study was to discover characteristics of CITOC, the Children's Individual Test of Creativity, an instrument including both a verbal and performance measure of six abilities of creativity--sensitivity to problems, fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration, and redefinition. To evaluate the CITOC measure, the hypotheses were stated in null form: no differences exist between the scores of boys and girls, of advantaged and disadvantaged children, or of six age groups (ages 4-9). CITOC was individually administered to 316 boys and 294 girls who represented all of Los Angeles County's racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Findings indicated that, while CITOC scores increased with the child's age, score differences between sex groups were negligible and the few differences between scores of the advantaged and disadvantaged did not consistently favor either group. Individual intelligence test scores and reading achievement scores, when available, were also correlated with CITOC scores, but with few positive results. It was concluded that the early identification of children with high creative abilities still awaits the development and refinement of special measuring instruments. (Author/JB)
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Identifiers: Childrens Individual Test of Creativity
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California