Analysis of the relationship between creativity, attention and school performance in children and girls over 9 years in Colombia
Authors: Nubia Caseres, Gustavo Aponte Rojas, Veronica lopez, Cristian Camilo Arias-Castro
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Objective:This research paper was conducted based on neuropsychology criteria applied to education. This research aims to analyze the relationship between creativity, attention (visual and auditory attention) and school performance.
Method: It is a quantitative, experimental and correlational study. For data collection, 85 school children, aged 9 years or more, fourth and sixth grade students were sampled. In order to assess auditory and visual attention, subtests related to attention domain, through ENI battery was used; also, creativity was assessed through CREA test, and the academic performance was based on scores reports supplied by the educational institution.
Results: statistically, there were no a significant relationship between attention and academic performance, as well as creativity, differing in this way from Leon findings (2008), who proposes attention processes as academic performance predictors and also, from those ones such as: Corbalán, Martinez, Donolo, Alonso, Tejerina and Limiñana (2003), who consider that information and learning process are influenced by creative intelligence; however, these results may obey different variables associated with school performance.
Conclusion: This study may be an important tool in order to recognize the value of the attention and creative processes. Also, it suggests broader studies focus on the relationship between creativity and academic performance.