ERIC Number: ED265675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Creativity and Self-Concepts in First-Grade Children: Is There a Link?
Watanabe, Scott T.; And Others
A creativity test along with both a self-concept battery and a behavior rating scale were administered to 55 first-grade children to see whether there existed a link between certain self-concepts such as anxiety, dependency, ego strength, attention, sense of identity, social conformity, behavior, intellectual and school status, physical appearance, popularity, and happiness with creativity. The scores on the various self-concepts were obtained by pre-determined scales on two of the tests. The creativity measure was graded objectively from an adaptation of Torrance's Creativity Measure. The results indicated that social conformity was the best predictor of creativity, accounting for 20% of the variance. The second best predictor was the child's sense of identity which accounted for about 5% of the total variance. The remaining variables contributed only a small amount of the total variance accounted for. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (San Jose, CA, April 18-21, 1985).