The effects of psychotherapeutic treatments and sex differences on creative fluency and internal control scores

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dc.contributor.advisor Joy, Kenneth L. en_US Cooper, Frankie H. en_US 2011-06-03T19:24:21Z 2011-06-03T19:24:21Z 1983 en_US 1983
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1983 .C66 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was an attempt to answer the following specific question. With posttest creative fluency total (F tot) scores and posttest internal control (I+, I-) subscale scores as dependent variables, are there main effects for psychotherapeutic treatments and for sex differences? In order to answer this question, univariate and multivariate analyses of variance statistics were computed and associated F statistics were tested for significance.The subjects (4-6 graders, N=101) were drawn from a suburban public school. Some were enrolled in general education programs, others were enrolled in special gifted/ talented education programs. The ethnic breakdown of subjects was approximately 60% white, 30% black and 10% from other ethnic backgrounds.The study consisted of a think-aloud treatment group (N=34), a tension-relaxation treatment group (N=33) and an untreated control group (N=34). A 3 x 2 fully-crossed factorial design with random assignment (by sex and grade level) to the aforementioned groups was the basis for data collection.It was found that the posttest mean Ftot, I+ and I- scores for the three treatment conditions did not differ significantly. Moreover, the posttest mean Ftot, I+ and I- scores for males and for females were not significantly different. Thus, it appears from these findings that neither the psychotherapeutic treatments administered nor the sex of the subjects had an effect on creative fluency and internal control scores. However, this study did demonstrate the feasibility of: (1) self-administering psychotherapy using an audio-tape approach, (2) administering psychotherapy to large groups using a teacher to model the desired behavior and (3) administering the think-aloud treatment and the tension relaxation treatment to teach students self-management skills. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 76 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior therapy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-control. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gifted children -- Education. en_US
dc.title The effects of psychotherapeutic treatments and sex differences on creative fluency and internal control scores en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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