Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
The purpose of the study was to determine if maternal attitudes influenced the creativity of preschool children. The Torrance Test of Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement (TCAM) was used to measure the creativity level of the children. The Parent As A Teacher (PAAT) was used to assess maternal attitudes. The subjects in this project were 52 preschool children. Maternal attitudes were not significantly related to the creativity level of preschool children. Socioeconomic status had significant effects on the PAAT overall, creativity and control subscales. Socioeconomic status was a poor predictor of child TCAM scores and the additional PAAT subscales. ANOVAs were run separately for each of the subscales of the TCAM and PAAT, as well as total TCAM and PAAT scores, with socioeconomic being the independent variable in each. The PAAT overall, creativity and control subscales were significant. The limitations and implications for future research in the area of preschool children's creativity and maternal influence are discussed.
Hellen, Kimberly Ann, "Maternal attitudes and their influence on the creativity level of preschool children" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1018.