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Temas em Psicologia

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MORAIS, Maria de Fátima; VIANA, Fernanda Leopoldina; FLEITH, Denise de Souza  and  DIAS, Carla. Climate scale for creativity in the classroom: evidence of factorial validity in the portuguese context. Temas psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.4, pp. 837-849. ISSN 1413-389X.

Creative abilities are a requirement for the present and can be intentionally promoted from the beginning of the life course. The school environment appears as privileged in this promotion, being the facilitation of a creative climate in the classroom one of the ways to operationalize it. This climate can be investigated from the perspective of the students. The purpose of this study was to adapt, for the Portuguese context, the Classroom Climate for Creativity Scale, designed in Brazil. Four hundred and thirty-six students from 3rd and 4th grade participated in the study (Mean age=9 years old). The results indicate an instrument with 22 items, to be answered on a 5-point Likert scale, which evaluates four factors (Teacher Support for Expression of Student Ideas, Student Self-perception of Creativity, Student Interest in Learning, Student Autonomy). The alpha reliability coefficients varied from .52 to .80. It may be useful in investigations on the perception of Portuguese students about creative teaching practices and on the self-evaluation of creativity, as well as for diagnosing the climate for creativity in the classroom.

Keywords : Creative climate; scale; validation; classroom; children.

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