Gender Differences in Divergent Thinking: Use of the Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production on an Egyptian Sample

Emam Moustafa Sayed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan Mohamed

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The issue of gender differences in creativity has been a controversial and much-disputed subject for decades. The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in divergent thinking and the effect of gender-grade level interaction on divergent thinking. The sample consisted of 901 (367 boys and 534 girls), from K to 6, who were recruited from 7 coeducational schools in various rural and urban school districts in southern Egypt. The students' divergent thinking was assessed using the Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (TCT-DP), a nonverbal measure of creative potential. The results of the study indicated no gender differences in divergent thinking, but the grade level effect was statistically significant, as was the interaction effect between gender and grade level (in 3 of the TCT-DP subscales).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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