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ERIC Number: EJ1147703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
An Investigation of the Differences in Creativity of Preschool Children According to Gender, Age and Kindergarten Type in Jordan
Alsrour, Nadia H.; Al-Ali, Safa
Gifted and Talented International, v29 n1-2 p33-38 2014
This study examined the creative thinking in preschool children. The Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement test (TCAM) by Torrance 1981, was used to assess motor creativity. The study investigated whether there might be differences in creative thinking according to gender or age. A total of 562 children participated (260 girls and 302 boys) in the study. There were 3 years old children (n = 183), 4 years old (n = 188) and 5 years old (n = 191) participants. Findings indicated no differences were found between the participants according to gender; whereas, there were significant differences in fluency and originality scores on the (TCAM) relevant to children who were 3 years old in comparison with children who were 4-5 years old, and there were significant differences in imagination score on the TCAM in favor of 5 years old children, than those who were 4 years old, and finally who were 3 years old. Statistical analyses showed significant differences in favor of the children who were attending a private kindergarten, they showed higher means than those who were at public or governmental kindergarten.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
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