Creative thinking and its relationship with the national affiliation among children of kindergartens and primary schools of Ein Al-Basha Directorate of Education in Jordan

ISSN: 2437-1882 Vol. 3 (2), pp. 062-077

Full Length Research Paper

Creative thinking and its relationship with the national affiliation among children of kindergartens and primary schools of Ein Al-Basha Directorate of Education in Jordan

Hanan Al Anani1, Belal Al Khateeb2, Nayfeh Atawi3 

1Associate Professor, Princess Alia University College, Al Balqa Applied University

2Assistant Professor, Princess Alia University College, Al Balqa Applied University

3M.A in Educational Psychology, Instructor

Accepted 8 February, 2015 

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between creative thinking and national affiliation among children. It also aimed to identify the differences in these variables which due to gender and age. The sample of the study consisted of (155) children who were selected from kindergartens and primary stages in some villages of Ein Al-Basha Directorate of Education in Jordan. The validity and reliability of the scales were ensured. Means, two way analysis, and regression analysis were used; the study findings indicates the following: The degree of creative thinking was average, but the score of national affiliation was high, there were statistical significant differences in creative thinking and its dimensions due to gender for male,   for younger age group (5-6 and 8-9 years), there were statistical significant differences in national affiliation due to age for older group, creative thinking predicted national affiliation with percentage of (0.026).

Keywords: Creative thinking, national affiliation, children.