ERIC Number: ED152843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Creativity and Locus of Control in Junior High School Students.
Churchill, Philip M.
The results of an investigation of the relationship between the constructs of creativity and locus of control (LOC) in junior high school students are reported. Two hypotheses were studied: that creativity and intervality would be positively correlated, and an intervention including creativity training would result in significant gains in the creativity and LOC scores of subjects in the experimental group. It was believed that if creativity and internal LOC were positively correlated, then gains in creativity as a result of creativity training would be paralleled by gains in internality. It was further believed that creative individuals possess an internal LOC, but having an internal LOC does not necessarily imply that the individual is also creative. The experimental group, selected from students enrolled in an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I program, participated in weekly sessions for a period of six months. These sessions included values clarification activities, decision making skills, and creativity training. Mednick's Remote Associates Test, the Nowicki-Strickland Personal Reaction Survey, and a projective story writing measure were administered as pre- and post tests to the experimental group and a control group of non-Title I students. Both hypotheses were supported by the preliminary data analysis. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization (May 6-8, 1976)