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Assessing Creativity With Self-Report Scales : A Review and Empirical Evaluation
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Paul J. Silvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Benjamin Wigert, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • James C. Kaufman, California State University - San Bernardino
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Article
Publication Date
2-1-2012
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Abstract
This article reviews recent developments in the assessment of creativity using self-report scales. We focus on four new and promising scales: the Creative Achievement Questionnaire, the Biographical Inventory of Creative Behaviors, the revised Creative Behavior Inventory, and the Creative Domain Questionnaire. For each scale, we review evidence for reliability, validity, and structure, and we discuss important methodological features for users to consider. We then present new analyses of each scale based on a large, diverse sample. We evaluate each scale's item-level and scale-level psychometric features, using both classical test theory and item response theory, and we examine how the scales converge. All four scales performed well and covaried highly with each other. Based on the latest generation of tools, self-report creativity assessment is probably much better than creativity researchers think it is.
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© 2012 American Psychological Association

This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. The final version can be found at http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/aca/6/1/19/.

Citation Information
Paul J. Silvia, Benjamin Wigert, Roni Reiter-Palmon and James C. Kaufman. "Assessing Creativity With Self-Report Scales : A Review and Empirical Evaluation" Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 19 - 34
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roni_reiter-palmon/55/