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ERIC Number: EJ900113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Intelligence Quotient as a Predictor of Creativity among Some Nigerian Secondary School Students
Olatoye, R. A.; Oyundoyin, J. O.
Educational Research and Reviews, v2 n4 p092-095 Apr 2007
This study investigated how Intelligence Quotient predicts general level of creativity and different components of creativity; fluency, originality, flexibility and creativity motivation among secondary school students in Oyo State. A total of four hundred and sixty (460) students were randomly selected from twenty (20) secondary schools in the state to participate in the study. Two instruments were used to collect data. They are: Slosson's Intelligence Test (SIT) and Ibadan Creative Assessment Scale (ICAS). Data was analyzed using multiple regression analysis. Intelligence Quotient (I.Q) accounted for 8% of variance in creativity (R[superscript 2] = 0.80). This percentage is statistically significant. Also, I.Q significantly predicts each of the four components of creativity. It was then suggested that the level of I.Q should be considered in selecting students for tasks that involve creativity. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria