Vol.4 No.4 (July 2014)
Creative Potentials of HIV/AIDS-Affected Adolescents
陈 菁 ：武汉大学中南医院，武汉
李 强 ：武昌理工学院生命科学学院，武汉
To investigate the creative potentials of HIV/AIDS-affected adolescents, the Test for Creative Thinking – Drawing Production (TCT-DP) was applied to forty-four 12 - 18 years old adolescents in rural areas of the Hubei province. Sixteen are HIV-infected; twenty-eight are non-infected but they come from HIV/AIDS-affected families (i.e., one or both parents are living with HIV/AIDS, or died of AIDS). The results showed that participants’ average composite score on TCT-DP was 21.66 (SD = 6.57), which is comparable to that of the urban adolescents in previous studies. The difference in TCT-DP composite score between the HIV-infected group (M = 21.88, SD = 6.08) and the non-infected group (M = 21.54, SD = 6.95) was not significant, nor was there any significant difference between the groups with and without learning difficulties. Girls performed significantly better than boys in the TCT-DP composite score and the subscale of “New elements”. It is worthy to note that the creative potentials of the HIV-infected adolescents can be as good as their non-infected counterparts who come from HIV/AIDS-affected families. Furthermore, the creative potentials of the adolescents infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS are not inferior to those of the adolescents in the general population. The disadvantageous conditions of their education and development need to be improved.
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