Effects of the Dental Hygiene Curriculum on Student Creativity
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Michele L. Darby
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Special Collections LD4331.D46 M369
This investigation examined the influence of the dental hygiene curriculum on student creativity throughout the two years of dental hygiene study. A secondary purpose was to determine if various accredited dental hygiene programs differentially affect creativity in students. Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking was used to measure creativity in students from three dental hygiene programs in Virginia. Data were organized according to a 3 X 4 factorial research design, using dental hygiene programs and academic semester levels as attribute independent variables. Fluency, Flexibility, Originality and Total scores of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were the dependent variables.
Two-way analysis of variance yielded significant differences between semester levels in Fluency, Flexibility and Originality scores. Differences in Flexibility and Originality scores occurred at all three programs. No significant differences were found on Total scores or between the three programs, p < .01. No interaction effects among semester levels and dental hygiene programs were revealed, p < .01.
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Martin, Linda K..
"Effects of the Dental Hygiene Curriculum on Student Creativity"
(1981). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/3w9q-c652