A motor creativity test for college women

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Gay Glover (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop a tool for measuring the motor creativity of college women. The theoretical construct of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Figural Form, was used as the model to develop twelve movement tasks for exploratory purposes. The tasks consisted of three types of activities: a warm-up activity with one stimulator, an activity with several stimulators, and an activity with one repeated, traditional stimulator. To determine the construct validity of the motor creativity test, the researcher examined the movement performances which subjects performed in the twelve movement tasks of the exploratory and pilot studies and rated each task on a scale of seven criteria. On the basis of these ratings, three tasks were selected as valid for the motor creativity test. A scoring system was devised to enable judges to describe, analyze and evaluate the movement performances of subjects on five variables - fluency, originality, flexibility, elaboration and motor creativity.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Motor ability $x Testing
Creative ability $x Testing
Women college students

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