The Relationship Between 4-5 year olds's Creative Thinking and Mothers' Supportive Child-Rearing Behaviors
4-5세 유아의 창의적 사고와 어머니의 지지적 양육행동 간의 관계

Su-Yeon Kim
2008 Korean Journal of Human Ecology  
The purpose of this study is to examine 4-5 year older's creative thinking and to investigate the interrelationship between young child's creative thinking and their mother's supportive child-rearing behavior. The subjects were 125 pairs of 4-5 year olders and their mothers in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. The Multidimensional Stimulus Fluency Measure (Van Hook & Tegano, 2002) was revised and used to measure children's creative thinking. For determining mother's supportive child-rearing behavior, the
more » ... hild Rearing Behavior Observation Scale (Renshaw & Gardner, 1990) was revised and used. The major results were as follows: first, there is no significant difference between boys and girls, and between the 4 year-olders and 5 year-olders in the "child's creative thinking". Second, when mothers properly keep encouraging children's creative behavior in the course of performing their task, it can significantly effect on the development of their creative thinking.
doi:10.5934/kjhe.2008.17.2.235 fatcat:mhtx27nbwvedvn7boyu5fbktby