ERIC Number: ED031473
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Publication Date: 1966
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A Study of the Relationship Between Creativity in Writing and Comprehension in Reading of Selected Seventh Grade Students.
Fishco, Daniel T.
This study was concerned with the possible relationships between the seventh-grader's ability to write creatively and his reading comprehension his sex, his chronological age, his general intelligence, and his interest in the assigned topic. The creativity scale devised to score the student's creative writing ability included 12 scoring criteria within five major areas--the student's sensitivity to the problem, his flexibility, ideas, fluency, and evaluation. Findings indicated that sex and creativity in writing were significantly correlated, but the student's chronological age, his interest, his language I.Q., and total I.Q. did not seem to significantly affect his creativity in writing. Reading comprehension did not appear as a significant main effect for creative writing scores. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Age, Creative Writing, Creativity Research, English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Grade 7, Intelligence Quotient, Language Ability, Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Lehigh University.