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Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

William Theimer, Jr.

First Committee Member

Juanita Curtis

Second Committee Member

Raymond R[?]

Third Committee Member

Jerry King

Fourth Committee Member

Tapan Monroe


This study investigated the relationship between the selected variables of socioeconomic status (SES), race and sex of seventh grade students as measured by the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Verbal Form A and Figural Form B were administered to 192 seventh grade students. Fouty-eight Asain, 48 black, 48 Spanish surnamed and 48 white students, each equally distributed across the SES levels were chosen using a partially stratified random sampling procedure. Half of each group was male. The data were analyzed using a three way analysis of variance procedure.



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