ERIC Number: ED064384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Construct Validity of Creativity.
Stafford, Richard E.; Browne, William F.
During the past decade both the Guilford and Torrence groups have developed numerable measures to assess creative potential. Many of these measures purport to evaluate "creativity" but one element seems to be lacking in each: i.e., the last of "reality-based, real world measures" which would allow relevant response tendencies to emerge. To meet this need the Hobby-Accomplishment Information Questionnaire (HAIQ) was designed. The HAIQ, based on a layman's concept of creativity, consists of 70 items; of these, 29 were selected as having internal consistency as well as a positive correlation with the total score. The HAIQ was administered to 166 male and female college students along with measures of convergent thinking. A four factor solution was chosen to illustrate the factorial structure: I convergent thinking, II originality production, III creative fluency, and IV drive. It is concluded that psychologists and educators should become aware of the probability that intelligence and creativity are independent. (Author/CK)
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Identifiers: Hobby Accomplishment Information Questionnaire
Note: Paper read at the AERA Convention (Chicago, Ill., April 1972); Based on part of a thesis submitted for M.A. Degree at Ohio State Univ)