Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Fall 1998

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Advanced Education Programs


Michael Kallam


The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in the creative thinking abilities between students with disabilities and students without disabilities. The subjects were chosen form an eighth grade class in small western Kansas town. The study used the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking and an Adapted Scoring Guide to assess the differences in the abilities of these students. The results of this investigation revealed that there are differences based on the above measures between the group of students with disabilities and the group of students without disabilities. Results indicated that the students with disabilities were more original and able to elaborate more. The students without disabilities were more able to resist premature closure and more able to be abstract in their titles.


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