ERIC Number: ED056781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Internal--External Locus of Control and Creativity.
Oden, Sherri Lee
This study which involved 60 kindergarten and 69 second grade students sought to identify a significant relationship between internal control perception and creativity. Internal control refers to the perception of positive and/or negative events as being a consequence of one's own actions and thereby under personal control. The Bialer (1961) locus of control scale and two creativity measures (Instances and Uses) adapted from Wallach and Kogan's (1965) creativity tasks were employed to test fluency, uniqueness and flexibility. The results do not present a clear pattern of findings. For all female subjects (particularly second graders) internality correlated with creativity as measured by the Instances creativity measure. For male kindergarten subjects, low internality correlated with creativity as measured by the Uses creativity measure. It cannot be concluded that all internals share creativity as a behavioral competency. Tables and appendixes provide facsimiles of measures used as well as additional questionnaires and creativity measures. (Author/MK)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Bialer Cromwell Childrens Locus of Control Scale; Control Perception
Note: Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Education in the Graduate College, University of Ill., 1971