ERIC Number: ED075089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Vicarious Influences on Children's Creative Behavior.
Zimmerman, Barry J.
A model's influence on the creative behavior of 120 fifth-grade children was studied in four variations. Separate groups observed a model who was either high or low in the fluency or flexibility creativity dimensions. Multivariate procedures were used to assess treatment effects upon children's fluency and flexibility measures collected on parallel and on a very different type of creative task. High model fluency was found to significantly increase child fluency and flexibility measures on the parallel task. A marginally significant increase in observer fluency was noted on the stringent generalization task. Contrary to predictions, increased model flexibility produced significant decreases in observer fluency and flexibility measures on both the parallel and stringent generalization tasks. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Research and Development Centers Branch.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Educational Research and Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25 - March 1, 1973)