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An Investigation of Creativity Among Children Attending Preschools

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Author(s): Zuhal Gizir Ergen | Aysel Köksal Akyol

Journal: Journal of Theoretical Educational Science
ISSN 1308-1659

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 156;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: preschool education | kindergarten | creativity

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to investigate creativity among children attending preschools in terms of several variables. The study was conducted with 72 female and 63 male 5-year-old (60-72 months) children selected from independent preschools related to the Turkish Ministry of National Education in Ankara. The “General Information Form” was administered to children in order to collect basic information about children and their parents. To determine creativity among children, the “Torrence Creative Thinking Test” developed by Torrence in 1966 and translated into Turkish by Aslan (1999) was used. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskall-Wallis H tests were used to analyze data. As a result of the study, gender and father’s educational level do not affect creativity scores of the children, yet duration of preschool attendance and mother’s educational level statistically have a significant effect on their creativity scores (p
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