Measuring cognitive and dispositional characteristics of creativity in elementary students
This article describes the theoretical underpinning and development of a measurement instrument that provides teachers with a tool to observe the personal creativity characteristics of individual students. The instrument was developed by compiling a list of characteristics derived from the literature to be indicative of the personal characteristics of creative people. The list was then reduced by grouping like characteristics to 9 cognitive and dispositional traits that were considered appropriate for elementary students. The 9-item instrument was then administered in 24 classrooms to 520 Year 6 and Year 7 students. Factor analysis using maximum likelihood extraction with an oblimin rotation revealed a single factor with an eigenvalue greater than 1 and accounting for 63% of the variance. All 9 items on this factor loaded at .72 or greater. The results indicated that the Creativity Checklist has very high internal consistency and is a reliable measurement instrument (a = .93).
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Creativity Characteristics, Students, Measurement Instrument, Cognitive|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2009 23:24|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2009 23:24|
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