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Jaquish, Gail A. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1985
Assessed developmental aspects of ideational fluency, flexibility, and originality across five age groups in 316 Chinese who responded in Cantonese to four groups of acoustical stimuli. Comparative American data were collected previously. Results indicated cross-cultural similarity in the expression of originality, based on developmental trends…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Age Differences, Cantonese
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Jaquish, Gail A.; Ripple, Richard E. – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1984
Results of a cross-cultural replication study to assess divergent thinking in preadolescents and adolescents in Hong Kong showed adolescents scoring significantly higher on the measures used--fluency, flexibility, and originality of thought. No significant sex differences are shown. Results are compared with results of a similar study of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cross Cultural Studies, Divergent Thinking
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Jaquish, Gail A.; Ripple, Richard E. – Human Development, 1981
Explored the relationship between divergent thinking and self-esteem across the adult lifespan. Subjects from 18 to 84 years of age responded to a self-esteem inventory and an exercise in divergent thinking. Self-esteem predicted divergent thinking across age groups, whereas age differences accounted for little variance in divergent thinking.…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Age Differences, Creativity, Divergent Thinking
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Ripple, Richard E.; Jaquish, Gail A. – Educational Gerontology, 1981
Explored the relationship among divergent thinking abilities, self-esteem, and personal characteristics of older adults (N=39). Obtained scores for fluency, flexibility and originality of thought, and self-esteem. Results indicated level of education was the best predictor of divergent thinking abilities; self-esteem and age were significantly…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adults, Age, Cognitive Ability
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Jaquish, Gail A.; Savin-Williams, Ritch C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1981
The relationship between self-esteem and pubertal maturation is examined based on results of the first two years of a six-year naturalistic longitudinal study of the ecology of self-esteem during adolescence. Results are discussed in terms of the onset and timing of pubertal maturation and its influence on self-esteem. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Individual Development, Junior High Schools