Measuring cognitive and dispositional characteristics of creativity in elementary students

Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Burnett, Paul C. (2004) Measuring cognitive and dispositional characteristics of creativity in elementary students. Creativity Research Journal, 16 (4). pp. 421-429. ISSN 1040-0419

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 (α = .93).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's Version not available.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 May 2010 06:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: personal creativity characteristics; creative people; cognitive and dispositional traits; Creativity Checklist
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1207/s15326934crj1604_5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7878

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