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Effects of Models of Creative Performance on Ability to Formulate Hypotheses NICHD

Evans, Franklin R.; Frederiksen, Norman O.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Creativity, Formulating Hypotheses (Test), Models, Performance Tests, Responses


The effects of sex, verbal ability test anxiety, ideational fluency, and training procedures on Formulating Hypotheses test performance were studied. Training consisted of presentation of models of "acceptable" responses that stressed either quantity or quality performance. Both the quantity and quality models were effective in modifying behavior in the expected direction. Ideational fluency was released to number of responses and verbal ability was related to scores reflecting quality. Females were in general superior to males with respect to scores reflecting quantity of responses. Test anxiety was not significantly associated with performance. Weak evidence of treatmentanxiet and sex-vocabulary interactions was found. (Author) (34pp.)

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