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ERIC Number: ED085703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 276
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A Creativity Index as a Measure of Language Ability in an Institution of Higher Learning.
Kemp, James A., III
This investigation was designed to study the relative importance of certain factors of creativity in predicting concurrent success in learning Spanish. The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Form B, Verbal and Figural Batteries, were used to approximate creative potential and the Modern Language Association Cooperative Test: Spanish, Form MA, was used as an indication of achievement in the language. The sample consisted of twelve second-year, second-semester Spanish students at a northwestern Florida community college. Tests were conducted to identify the tendency of an individual subject to score in the same position with respect to local and national means and medians on two tests. Where possible, the language scores of students who ranked above and below the national mean on selected creativity scores were compared. The null hypotheses relating listening, speaking, reading, and composite language achievement with factors of creativity were rejected on the basis of high positive correlation. No significant correlations were found between writing and creativity, although tendencies were noted. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University