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The Influence of Bilingualism on Creative Thinking among College Students

Nevado Roca, Silvia (2019) The Influence of Bilingualism on Creative Thinking among College Students. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of bilinguals or monolinguals on reliable measures of divergent and convergent thinking of creativity performances among 43 undergraduate students from the National College of Ireland (NCI). The Remote Association Test (RAT) a convergent thinking measure that also valued insight experiences, the Subjective Self Rating English proficiency questioner were used to look at the relationship between the degrees of bilingualism, and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking for adults (ATTA), a standard divergent thinking test was used to measure creative potential. However, the poorer overall performance among bilinguals on the ability to complete successfully the RAT-test and the framing a creative problem in a verbal context results indicated bilinguals have poor accomplishment performance in our sample, this outcome is consistent with previous studies. Hence, the overall the results on creativity (ATTA) indicated no statistical differences between the group’s condition and gender.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language Acquisition
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 14:06
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:06

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