ERIC Number: ED047347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Self Concept, Divergent Thinking Abilities, and Attitudes about Creativity and Problem Solving.
Felker, Donald W.; Treffinger, Donald J.
The relationship between self concept and several measures of divergent thinking and related attitudes was investigated among the thirty-three boys and twenty-six girls in the fourth grade. They were given the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Covington's Attitude Inventory for Problem Solving, and the Piers-Harris Self Concept Scale. High self concept pupils scored significantly greater than low self concept pupils on self evaluation of creative abilities and verbal fluency, flexibility and originality. Sex differences were also observed. The results provide empirical support for the frequently postulated positive relationship between self concept and "creative" ability. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: Covington Attitude Inventory for Problem Solving; Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention in New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971