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ERIC Number: ED540392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-2146-3832
Exploring the Domain Specificity of Creativity in Children: The Relationship between a Non-Verbal Creative Production Test and Creative Problem-Solving Activities
Mohamed, Ahmed; Maker, C. June; Lubart, Todd
Online Submission, Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education v2 n2 p84-101 2012
In this study, we explored whether creativity was domain specific or domain general. The relationships between students' scores on three creative problem-solving activities (math, spatial artistic, and oral linguistic) in the DISCOVER assessment (Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities While Observing Varied Ethnic Responses) and the TCT-DP (Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production), a non-verbal general measure of creativity, were examined. The participants were 135 first and second graders from two schools in the Southwestern United States from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Pearson correlations, canonical correlations, and multiple regression analyses were calculated to describe the relationship between the TCT-DP and the three DISCOVER creative problem-solving activities. We found that creativity has both domain-specific and domain-general aspects, but that the domain-specific component seemed more prominent. One implication of these results is that educators should consider assessing creativity in specific domains to place students in special programs for gifted students rather than relying only on domain-general measures of divergent thinking or creativity.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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