ERIC Number: ED105974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Relationships Between Creativity and Field Dependence-Independence in Fourth Grade Children. Developmental Program Report No. 40.
Rebecca, Meda; And Others
The relation between field independence-dependence and creativity was investigated in 40 fourth graders equally divided by sex. The measures used were the Children's Embedded Figures Test, several verbal and figural subtests from the Torrance Tests of Creativity, and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. No significant Pearson correlations were found between creativity measures and Embedded Figures Test scores, but a significant Kendall's coefficient of concordance indicated a low positive association between creativity and field dependence for the group as a whole. An analysis by sex suggested a possible interaction with creativity mode, in that field dependence in boys was associated with verbal creativity, and field dependence in girls with figural creativity. Creativity subscores for elaboration were more strongly and consistently related to intelligence than were scores for fluency, flexibility, or originality. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Locus of Control, Perception Tests, Pictorial Stimuli, Sex Differences, Task Analysis, Verbal Ability, Verbal Stimuli
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 (Report No. 40, $0.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.