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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
James P. Shaver
The relationship between level of dogmatism and divergent-convergent abilities was investigated in a sample of high school subjects.
Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale, Form E, and tests of divergent and convergent ability were administered to all subjects. On the basis of their performance on the Dogmatism Scale, three experimental groups were formed: high, medium , and low dogmatics.
An analysis of the data showed dogmatism to be negatively correlated with originality, flexibility, composite divergent and composite convergent scores. Fluency was the only ability not negatively correlated with dogmatism. High dogmatic subjects performed convergent operations better than they performed divergent operations, while low dogmatic subjects performed both operations equally well.
Uhes, Michael J., "The Open-Closed Cognitive Dimension and Divergent-Convergent Abilities" (1968). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2922.
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