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Use of the Rorschach as a measure of creativity in children.

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Penny E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-26T21:28:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-26T21:28:35Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-07-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1921
dc.description 34 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract This study sought to establish a positive correlation between the Rorschach and the Torrance Tests of Creative thinking when the Rorschach is used as a measure of creativity. It was composed of 30 subjects (15 male and 15 female) between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age. Overall mean age was 10.4 years. Mean age for males was 10.1 and for females 10.3. Both the Rorschach and the Torrance were administered individually to each of the 30 subjects. The Rorschach was scored for creativity using Holt's method for scoring for primary process manifestations. The Torrance was scored for fluency, flexibility and originality. The scores from these two instruments were compared employing a Pearson Product-moment correlation. The Rorschach was found to correlate positively with the Torrance for fluency at .925; flexibility, .875; and originality, .920. Scores for males and females were not found to differ significantly. All values were found to be statistically significant at the greater than £ ( .01 level. It was concluded that the Rorschach presents itself as a valid measure of creativity for children when Holt's scoring method is used. Clinically this could prove to be of value when determining available resources of children in the therapy setting. It could also prove of value in studying creativity in children for purposes of educational research and prove conducive to a broadened understanding of creativity. en_US
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dc.subject Creative ability in children. en_US
dc.subject Creative thinking. en_US
dc.title Use of the Rorschach as a measure of creativity in children. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Stephen F. Davis en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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