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dc.contributor.advisorSaklofske, Don
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Meghan
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T20:00:08Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T08:01:39Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-26
dc.date.submitted2012en
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, M. (2012). Thinking outside the box: Exploring creativity and social skills in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/28429en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/230
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated the constructs of creativity and social skills in children between the ages of 8-11 years who had been previously diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Information on the construct of social skills was attained via self-report measures completed by both the participating child and his or her parents. Creativity was assessed with a measure of figural creativity. Children rated their social skills as significantly higher than did their parents; parents rated their children within the low average range, while the children rated themselves within the average range. It was also determined that the children’s figural creativity fell within the average range in comparison to the normative data; however, contrary to the hypotheses, there was no relationship found between the constructs of social skills and creativity. These findings suggest that additional research should focus on creativity as a possible strength in children with ADHD, and its relationship with social skills should be investigated further with a larger sample.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectPsychology--Developmental
dc.subject.classificationADHDen_US
dc.subject.classificationCreativityen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial Skillsen_US
dc.titleThinking outside the box: Exploring creativity and social skills in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28429
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid323
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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