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Gender, Age and Locale Differences of Creativity among Adolescents
Creativity is universally widespread and each and every child has some degree of creativity. It is the duty of parents and teachers to provide support for creative development and help the child to understand the divergent thought and to communicate his ideas freely. They should provide conducive experiences and guidance and should recognize the individual's creative talent. The present study examines the differences of creativity among adolescents across gender, age and locale. The study was conducted in Rural area of Rewari and Hisar districts of Haryana state on 240 adolescents comprising 120 from Rewari and 120 from Hisar district. The sample represented equal number of boys and girls ranging in 14-16 years of age group. Creativity level was assessed by using divergent production abilities test by Sharma Results of the study depicts that female respondents were better in their creative abilities as compared to male students. Creativity differs significantly on the bases of gender. Results further shows that 15+-16 years of age group adolescents were more creative as compared to their counterparts. Rewari students were more creative as compared to Hisar students.
Creativity, Gender, Age, Adolescents, Rural Area.
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