Accession Number:

AD0662896

Title:

EXPLORATORY RESEARCH ON COMMUNICATION ABILITIES AND CREATIVE ABILITIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

309.0

Abstract:

The study extends and explores in depth factors that began to be discovered during research reported in 1958 AD-151 043. Three batteries of scores, called A, B, and C, are analyzed. Battery A includes only aptitude test scores. Battery B contains some of the aptitude test scores and many personality and other self-report scores. Battery C contains 57 predictor scores and 27 situational criterion scores. Communication abilities are interpreted as comprising those behaviors that affect transmission of intelligence among people, through direct or indirect means. The domain of communication behavior was divided into 4 primary areas reading, listening, talking, and writing. This study emphasizes the expressional abilities - writing and talking, as opposed to nonverbal communication. More than 30 factors were found across Batteries A, B, and C, most of which had not previously emerged in factorial studies. Results indicate that multidimensional communication domain cannot be easily or adequately represented by a simple model entailing only 4 or 5 characteristics. Evidence shows that reading, listening, writing, and speaking are not empirically separate and distinct areas. The linkages shown include one combination of all 4 types, 4 different combinations of 3 types, 6 combinations of pairs, and the 4 types taken one at a time. Among the 27 criterion scores, the most frequent combinations were reading-writing-speaking and writing-speaking followed closely by the combination of all 4 channels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE