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ERIC Number: EJ1121538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Case of Curiosity and the Night Sky: Relationship between Noctcaelador and Three Forms of Curiosity
Kelly, William E.; Daughtry, Don
Education, v137 n2 p204-208 Win 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between noctcaelador (psychological attachment to the night sky) and curiosity. A measure of noctcaelador and three curiosity scales (perceptual curiosity, epistemic curiosity, and curiosity as a feeling of deprivation) were administered to 233 university students. Correlations indicated that all three curiosity scales were significantly, positively related to noctcaelador. Regression analyses indicated that the only curiosity scale to uniquely predict noctcaelador was perceptual curiosity. Curiosity as a possible mechanism for the development of noctcaelador was posited. Limitations of the current study and suggestions for future research were offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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