ERIC Number: ED064317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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An Analysis of the Trend of Originality Scores on a Measure of Creativity.
Shigaki, Irene S.
To test the hypothesis that common responses will tend to predominate initially with unique or original responses occurring more often later in a sequence of responses, 56 protocols from the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were examined. Both a figural and a verbal form were administered following prescribed directions to children in the intermediate grades (4th, 5th and 6th). The subjects included 24 girls and 32 boys attending a private school affiliated with a large teacher-training institution. Most of the subjects were the children of faculty members or graduate students. Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test total scores for the group ranged from 97 to 144 with a mean of 122.69. Chi square tests were computed separately for the figural and verbal forms. The result of the chi-square test on the figural form was not significant. The result for the verbal form, however, reached a high level of significance. Further, there were more original responses in the later segments of responses, with a progressive increase of original responses with each successive segment of responses. (Author/DB)
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Identifiers: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)