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ERIC Number: ED408066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1320-6648
Creativity: What Does It Mean in the Family Context?
Tennent, Lee; Berthelsen, Donna
Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, v1 p91-104 1997
This two-part study examined aspects of family environments that are considered to be influential in the development of young children's creativity. Mothers of children ages 4 to 6 years were surveyed on their valuing of particular personality characteristics (The Ideal Child Checklist) and specific features of the home environment (The Creative Environment Scale). The majority of mothers were found to be providing environments that are considered nurturing of creativity, and valued personality characteristics important to creativity. A subsample of mothers who participated in the first phase of the study responded to a second questionnaire to identify their parenting style. Parenting style was categorized from the responses to two scales measuring maturity demands and parental control strategies. Authoritarian mothers were less likely to provide a home environment that nurtured creativity. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia