ERIC Number: ED023164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Predictive Validity Study of Creative Managerial Performance.
Hinman, Susan Lee
An attempt is made to develop workable criteria of creativity which can be used in conjunction with a test battery and a biographical inventory to identify the creative scientist. The test battery consisted of six tests given to 143 chemical engineer seniors at the North Carolina State University between 1947 and 1951. Statistics are employed to relate the tests and inventory (independent variables) to the developed Supervisor Creativity Rating Form and Biographical Information Form (dependent variables). The major hypothesis is that there is a significant relationship between creative performance and personality characteristics, personal background, and specific abilities. It is found that only three of 12 characteristics in the Supervisor Rating Form were predicted significantly from the predictor variables--persistence, enthusiasm, and initiative. The biographical inventory did better in predicting than did the test battery, suggesting that creativity is best predicted from specific facts about a person, whether they be biographical facts, subjective ratings, or work history. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richardson Foundation, Greensboro, NC. Creativity Research Inst.
Identifiers: Taylor Ellison Biographical Inventory
Note: Thesis presented to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.