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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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FLEITH, Denise de Souza  and  ALENCAR, Eunice M. L. Soriano de. Scale of the classroom climate for creativity. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.1, pp.085-091. ISSN 0102-3772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722005000100012.

The purpose of this study was to design and validate a scale on the classroom climate for creativity. This instrument aims to help in the identification of factors that contribute to the expression of creativity in the classroom, as well as those that inhibit the development of creativity in 3rd and 4th grade elementary school. The scale entitled "My Classroom" was administered to 644 elementary school students from public and private schools. An exploratory factor analysis was carried out to get evidence on the construct validity. This analysis generated five factors: Teacher's Support to Student's Ideas Expression, Student's Self-Perception on Creativity, Student's Interest for Learning, Student's Autonomy and Teacher's Incentive to Student's Ideas Production. The reliability coefficients varied from .55 to .73.

Keywords : creativity; climate in the classroom; elementary school level.

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