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ERIC Number: EJ1236152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Creativity and Perceived Multiple Intelligences as Predictors of Scholastic Aptitude in Primary Education
Fernández, Estrella; García, Trinidad; Gómez, Cristina; Areces, Débora; Rodríguez, Celestino
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v17 n49 p589-608 Dec 2019
Introduction: Further inquiry into constructs such as creativity, intelligence and scholastic abilities, and understanding how they relate to each other, can promote better understanding of the variables involved in academic achievement. Consequently, the objective of the present study was to examine the predictive value of creativity and multiple intelligences (self-perceived, perceived by families and by teachers) in scholastic aptitudes related to academic achievement in primary education. Method: For this purpose, 98 third- and sixth-graders from several schools of the north of Spain completed different tests: an objective test of creative intelligence (CREA), a scholastic aptitude test (TEA1) and a self-report questionnaire on their perceived multiple intelligences. In addition, parents and teachers also completed a questionnaire on the multiple intelligences of the participating students. Results: The results of the linear regression showed that students' creative intelligence predicted students' non-verbal scholastic aptitudes in part, and that naturalistic, linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences showed some predictive ability of students' general scholastic ability, and of verbal and non-verbal components in particular. Discussion and conclusions: Creativity and some multiple intelligences were predictive of scholastic aptitudes, but not in the same way, and without generalized agreement among the informants. Teachers were taken to be the group that most accurately assessed levels of multiple intelligences that were predictive in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain