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ERIC Number: ED154940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
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Creative Performance Among Siblings of Various Ordinal Birth Positions.
Kaltsounis, Bill
This study examined the creative performance among siblings of various ordinal birth positions. Subjects were 36 male elementary students, nine sets of four brothers with no additional siblings of either sex in their families. Their families were primarily of middle socioeconomic status and both parents were college graduates. Each subject was given the Torrance Tests of Thinking Creatively, Verbal and Figural Forms A. An analysis of variance was used to test the differences between first-, second-, third-, and fourth-born groups on figural and verbal fluency, flexibility, originality, and on figural elaboration. Results showed significant differences among the four groups of siblings for figural fluency, figural flexibility, verbal fluency, verbal flexibility and verbal originality. Results of Scheffe's multiple comparisons indicated that the second-born were mainly responsible for the rejection of the null hypothesis. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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