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ERIC Number: ED556892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 138
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-4171-2
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Validation of Predictive Relationship of Creative Problem-Solving Attrubutes with Math Creativity
Pham, Linh Hung
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, St. John's University (New York), School of Education and Human Services
This study was designed to investigate the predictive relationships of creative problem-solving attributes, which comprise divergent thinking, convergent thinking, motivation, general and domain knowledge and skills, and environment, with mathematical creativity of sixth grade students in Thai Nguyen City, Viet Nam. The study also aims to revise and strengthen the validity and reliability of the Math Creativity Test (MCT). A total of 306 middle school students studying in three schools in Viet Nam was the final sample for this research. For the purpose of this study, a non-experimental approach using t-test, discriminant function, cluster analysis, ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression was conducted. First, the results of the t-tests indicated statistically significant mean difference between high socioeconomic status (SES) students and low SES students, while no statistically significant mean difference was found between male students and female students. Second, the findings of the discriminant analysis revealed that the five creative problem-solving attributes effectively differentiated and classified the student performances in the MCT. Additionally, the result of cluster analysis showed that statistically significant mean differences between pairwise groups across the attributes have commensurate relationships with the statistically significant mean differences between pairwise groups in the MCT performances. In addition, the multiple regression analysis for the high SES group indicated the statistically significant contribution of both domain knowledge and skills and divergent thinking to the prediction of math creativity performance, while the results of multiple regression analyses for the other groups showed that only domain knowledge and skills significantly contributed to the predictive model. Last but not least, after revised and strengthened, the MCT demonstrated its validity and reliability in identifying and discriminating the students' mathematical creativity performances. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam