ERIC Number: ED239574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Modeling on the Creative Performance of College Students.
Huestis, Karen A.
The effects of a facilitating model on college students were examined in a creativity study. Predictions were as follows: those modeling a creative experimenter would show more creativity than would control group subjects; those scoring high on the "Torrance Test of Creative Thinking" would also score high on the "Remote Associations Test (RAT);" and those scoring high on the "Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory" would also score high on the other two measures. Subjects were University of Redlands students, who were placed in two groups of 20 (10 male, 10 female). The experimental group received instructions from a facilitating instructor, while the control group received regular instructions. Analysis of variance showed significantly higher Torrance elaboration scores and RAT scores for the modeling group. Originality means for both groups were identical. Intercorrelation of measures were not significant. Although no measure of creativity can be said to be valid, the findings indicate a positive and necessary step toward the recognition that creativity needs to be, and can be, facilitated even on the college level. A literature review is included, along with a bibliography and information on the tests. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Honors Thesis, University of Redlands, CA.