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ERIC Number: EJ802364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Creative Relaxation, Motor Creativity, Self-Concept in a Sample of Children from Early Childhood Education
Justo, Clemente Franco
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v6 n1 p29-50 Apr 2008
Introduction: Although there have been many definitions and much research has been done in the field of creativity in the last few years, scarce attention has been devoted to studying and investigating the motor area of creativity. In this study we sought to verify the effect that a creative relaxation programme could have on the self-concept and motor creativity of a group of 5 year-old pupils. Methodology: To analyse the effects of the creative relaxation programme (independent variable) on the levels of motor creativity and self concept (dependent variables), a longitudinal, quasi-experimental design was used to compare the groups using pre-test--post-test measurement with an experimental and a control group. The (TCAM) Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement test by Torrance (1980) was used to assess motor creativity. To assess the variable self concept, the PCSC test (Perception of child self concept) was utilised (Villa & Azumendi, 1992). Results: Statistical analyses of the variables showed significant differences in favour of the experimental group with regard to the control group. Discussion: The results obtained in this research work agree with those found by other studies, thus demonstrating the feasibility of stimulating self-concept and creativity in the Infant Education stage. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain