This research study compared gender and grade level differences in divergent thinking among middle school and high school students in the Midwest, in an attempt to determine whether gender or grade level-based differences exist in divergent thinking. The instrument used was based on the Wallach and Kogan Creativity Test (WKCT). There were 166 public school students in the study from the 8th and 11th grades. The results were analyzed in an effort to answer two research questions: Are there gender differences in fluency, flexibility, or originality of a response? Are there grade level (age) differences in fluency, flexibility, or originality of a response? Quantitative and qualitative reporting is used.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. October 2011. Major: Work and Human Resource Education. Advisor:Dr. Theodore Lewis. 1 computer file (PDF); vi, 139 pages, appendices A-H.
Roue, Leah Christine.
A study of grade level and gender differences in divergent thinking among 8th and 11th graders in a Mid-Western school district..
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