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ERIC Number: EJ1088524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Relationships between Migration to Urban Settings and Children's Creative Inclinations
Shi, Baoguo; Lu, Yongli; Dai, David Yun; Lin, Chongde
Creativity Research Journal, v25 n3 p300-311 2013
In this study, 909 5th- and 6th-grade children were recruited as participants, and questionnaires were used to investigate the relationships between migration to urban settings and children's creative inclinations. The study was broken down to 2 parts. Study 1 compared scores on measures of creative inclinations among migrant, rural, and urban children, and further compared measures of creative inclinations among children with varying migration durations. Study 2 used path analysis to explore factors potentially mediating the effects of migration on children's creative inclinations. The results suggest that migration to urban settings is meaningfully related to creative inclinations, but the relationship seems more nuanced than initially hypothesized. When openness to new experiences, intelligence, and classroom climate were entered into the prediction equation, migration shows some indirect effects on creative inclinations. The results are discussed in terms of the significance of the study and the need for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Personality Inventory; Raven Progressive Matrices