ERIC Number: ED034277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Creativity and Mental Health of Self-Renewing Women.
McGowan, Barbara; Liu, Phyllis Y. H.
One hundred sixty-eight women, most of them mothers of about age 40, were tested on the 16 PF Questionnaire as part of a group counseling class to help them find new life goals. Scores revealed them to be highly intelligent and highly creative as compared to the standard for adult women. Factor direction suggests that self-renewing women as a group might be described as "self-sufficient extroverts." This contrasts with Cattell's findings which caused him to describe creative people as "self-sufficient introverts." Mental health scores were average in relation to the general population and above average in relation to other comparison groups of this report, therefore, it was concluded that self-renewing women function within a productive range of psychological health. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.