ERIC Number: ED052254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Interpretation of Torrance Creativity Scores.
Yeoh, Oon-Chye; Bridgham, Robert G.
This study tests the appropriateness of Torrance's assumptions of trait independence and the combinability of measures (Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking) with respect to the scoring of the tests for a younger population and estimates the homogeneity of the scores. The sample consisted of 128 elementary school children. Results indicate that separate scoring for fluency, flexibility, and originality traits is not warranted, because any special dispositions for these traits that may exist are overwhelmed by the task specificity of the scores. It is suggested that the Torrance scores reveal nothing interesting about the individual, and the report contends that use of more than a single score from the Torrance battery makes little sense. The major question still unanswered is when, if ever, it makes sense to use a score from the Torrance battery. (AE)
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Identifiers: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking