ERIC Number: ED240752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Complexity and Gifted Education: A Study of 5th, 6th & 7th Graders.
Smith, Sandi W.; And Others
Interrelationships of intellectual ability, task commitment, and creativity were examined for gifted fifth through seventh graders. Ss were administered the Crockett Role Category Inventory, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. As expected, no significant correlations among test results were noted. However, when grade and gifted category were used as factors, the developmental trend expected--cognitive complexity increasing with grade level--was not found, nor did the category of giftedness differentiate cognitive complexity scores. Creative Ss chosen by teachers performed well on the creativity test. Results did not support the use of cognitive complexity as a measure of intellectual sophistication. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Complexity
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Speech Communication Association (Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983). Document may not reproduce well.