The relationship among creative thinking locus of control and academic achievement of secondary students in Hong Kong

by Leung Wong, Oi-ching

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) ABSTRACT The purpose of this study war, to explore the relationship among creative thinking, locus of control and academic achievement. The participants wore 01 Form 4 Arts students, mil from lower socioeconomic class. Their age ranged from 16 to IB. Subjects were categorized into internals and externals by the median score split on the Children's Hawicki-strickland Internal-External Scale. Creative thinking was measured by the fluency, flexibility, and originality scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Tninkiny, Verbal, Form A. Academic achievement was measured by examination marks on Chinese Literature, Chinese Language, English and Mathematics. Results indicated internals and externals did not differ significantly in creative thinking abilities. Internals had higher scores than externals only in Chinese Literature, but not the other academic subjects. Except for a significant correlation between Chinese Language and originality for the overall sample, no other correlations between academic scores and creative thinking scores were significant. Males and females did not differ significantly in creative thinking abilities, though male externals were more fluent and flexible than female external 5.
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:creative thinking in children china hong kong academic achievement


Date of Publication:01/01/1982

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