ERIC Number: ED046982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Interrelationships Among Three Standardized Creativity Tests and IQ.
Belcher, Terence L.; Davis, Gary A.
This study evaluated interrelationships among the scores of 51 high school seniors on the Remote Associates Test (RAT), verbal subtests of the Torrance Tests, the Alpha Biographical Inventory (ABI), and IQ. For all subjects, RAT scores, IQ, and the ABI Academic Success score comprised an interrelated "intelligence cluster." With males, none of the scores in the intelligence cluster correlated well with the Torrance Test scores nor with the ABI Creativity score. Further, for males the Torrance scores were unrelated to ABI Creativity. With females, individual tests in the intelligence cluster (especially IQ and ABI Academic) correlated significantly with Torrance Test and ABI Creativity scores. Also with females, Torrance Test and ABI Creativity scores were significantly related. Using as an "outside" validating criterion ABI items which provide self-ratings of creativity and originality and self-reports of art, writing, and science activities, Torrance Test scores proved to be the best predictor (except for the ABI Creativity score itself, which was partly based upon the criterion items). Recommendations are made for assessing creative potential in high school and in earlier grades. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971