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ERIC Number: ED170350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Development of the Creative Behavior Inventory (CBI).
Hocevar, Dennis
To compile a list of activities and achievements considered as creative by laymen, 239 graduate and undergraduate students named their three most creative accomplishments and activities in each of six areas: mathematics and science; music; fine arts; performing arts; literature; and miscellaneous. This resulted in a 198-item list, which was rated from 1 (least creative) to 11 (most creative) by another group of 50 college students. Ninety items were retained--those with a mean creativity rating of over 5.7, and those with a standard deviation below 2.7 (indicating reliability of judges ratings). The number of times the activity occurred during adolescence and adulthood was rated, with the exclusion of activities required as part of required school coursework. Six subscales were identified: fine arts; crafts; literature; music; performing arts; and mathematics-science. Internal consistency reliability ranged from .63 to .89. Three subscales and fifteen miscellaneous items did not meet the standards for reliability and discriminant validity. (Each subscale and the 90-item inventory are appended.) (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Creative Behavior Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (April 16-19, 1979)