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Measurement Of Curiosity In Junior High School Students , Eloise Olson Jan 1986

Measurement Of Curiosity In Junior High School Students , Eloise Olson

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The problem of this study was to investigate and develop a reliable and valid instrumentation for measuring both the trait and state curiosity of junior high school students. In an effort to evaluate as many curiosity types as possible, the Trait-State Curiosity Inventory for Junior High School Students was developed to measure four types of curiosity--manipulatory curiosity, perceptual curiosity, conceptual curiosity, and curiosity about the complex or ambiguous;The sample for this study consisted of 509 seventh and eighth grade students who were enrolled at Neveln Junior High School, Ankeny, Iowa, in May of 1985. The Trait-State Curiosity Inventory for ...