Story Listening and Creative Writing Abilities of Children

Author: Hamida Manzoor

Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aims to investigate story listening and creative writing abilities of children. It is hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship in creative writing abilities of children and overall parent’s story telling habits. Sample of 200 children of class 6 from private and public schools of Lahore was selected with the consent of the school authorities. They were assessed on story listening and creative writing. Convenient sampling strategy was used. It was co-relational research design. For story listening, a questionnaire previously developed by Bukhari and Amjad (2012) was used. Children were asked to write creative stories and creative abilities of children were assessed through consensual assessment technique developed by amabile. Correlation analysis was applied to find relationship between story listening and creative writing abilities of children. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between story listening and creative writing abilities of children. Independent sample t-test was conduct to find out the difference between creative writing abilities of girls and boys. The independent sample t-test showed statistically significant differences between male and female students in creative writing abilities. The study help to identify what practices by parents and educators can enhance creative writing abilities of children.

Keywords: Writing Abilities, Story Telling Habits, Creativity.

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