Measuring cognitive and dispositional characteristics of creativity in elementary students

Proctor, Romina M. J. & Burnett, Paul C. (2004) Measuring cognitive and dispositional characteristics of creativity in elementary students. Creativity Research Journal, 16(4), pp. 421-429.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 28468
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creativity Characteristics, Students, Measurement Instrument, Cognitive
DOI: 10.1080/10400410409534553
ISSN: 1040-0419
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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