Children's creative potential: An empirical study of measurement issues

Lubart, Todd; Pacteau, Chantal; Jacquet, Anne-Yvonne; Caroff, Xavier
August 2010
Learning & Individual Differences;Aug2010, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p388
Academic Journal
Abstract: Relations between measures of creative potential and different scoring methods were examined in 154 French schoolchildren. The Test for Creative Thinking — Drawing Production (TCT-DP), parallel lines task from the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking, and an object-based creative drawing task were used. Factor analysis of TCT-DP subscores showed an originality factor and an appropriateness factor. The relations between these factors, judge''s creativity ratings of the same drawings, and statistical originality scores based on the frequency of elements in the drawings were tested by means of a LISREL model. Moreover, TCT-DP scores correlated positively but weakly with performance in the parallel lines task and the object-based drawing task.


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