ERIC Number: ED060146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-30
Correlates of Creativity in Children from Two Socioeconomic Levels. Final Report.
The two studies reported here investigate the role of experiential factors in the development of creative thinking of children and adolescents. The first assigned 400 male students from six high schools in the New York metropolitan area to four criterion groups of 100 each: (1) Creative Art or Writing, (2) Creative/ Scientific, (3) Control Art or Writing, and, (4) Control/Scientific. A 165 question biographical inventory, prepared especially for this study, covered four specific areas: physical characteristics, family history, educational history, and leisure-time activities. Other questions were included. The subjects were also given the Barron-Welsh Art Scale, the Gough Adjective Check List, and the Franck Drawing Completion Test. The procedure in the second study, using 400 female students from seven New York City high schools, paralleled very closely that of the first study. The principal difference was that the girls' study concentrated on a more intensive exploration of the artistic and writing fields. An intensive program of creativity training for the elementary school level was developed, which proved to be of limited success and only with middle class children. Certain products were developed which were suitable for general use, including both assessment and training materials. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)