The aim of the study is to identify the creative problem solving ability - elaboration among high
school students and to explore the influence of selected demographic factors on creative problem
solving ability-elaboration. To achieve the objective sample of 317 students studying class IX
were randomly selected from eight schools in Puducherry. Passi Usha test of creative problem
solving was used. Mean, Standard Deviation and t-test were used to analyse the data. The Creative
Problem Solving ability - elaboration among high school students form a Non-normal Distribution.
There is a significant difference between the Parental Qualification of High School students in
Creative Problem Solving - Elaboration ability and other factors had no significant differences.
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