ERIC Number: ED051734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Actual and Desirable Campus Environment as Perceived by Allied Health Students Classified into Four Creative Ability Groups.
Fox, Julia Van Deusen
The purpose of this study was to determine patterns of similarities and differences in perception of the college environment of four groups of undergraduate students classified as to degree of creative ability. Three questions were asked: (1) do perceptions of the actual or real campus environment differ for the group with the higher (HM) as opposed to the group with the lower (LM) semantic creativity scores; for the group with the higher (HF) as opposed to the lower (LF) figural creativity scores? (2) do HM versus LM or HF versus LF differ in their perceptions of the desirable campus environment? and (3) if these groups do differ, what is the extent and direction of these differences on each scale of the perceptual measure? 60 volunteers from the cooperating allied health school completed the specified series of perceptual scales. By means of their scores on six of Guilford's divergent thinking tests subjects were classified as one of the 30 highest or 30 lowest in semantic creative ability and again in figural creative ability. The perceptual measure used was Pace's College and University Environment Scales. The findings indicated that the high and low creativity groups did not differ in their perceptions of the desirable campus environment. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Note: Paper based on Ph.D. dissertation data, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, February, 1971