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ERIC Number: ED050401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 20
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Value Orientation and the Assessment of Creativity.
Hood, Ralph W., Jr.
Reviews of research in the area of creativity have consistently emphasized the importance of the criterion problem while simultaneously documenting its neglect by contemporary investigators. The failure to explicitly place the criterion problem within an appropriate conceptual model is perhaps a major reason for the failure to confront directly this problem on the empirical level. Notable, too, is that the focus on the criterion problem and indeed creativity research in general has ignored interpersonal considerations. The present study was undertaken to test the general hypothesis that the personal value orientation of the rater and category of behavior being rated would interact in determining judged creativity. Results indicate a significant interaction between value orientation and behavior category, clearly indicating that these two factors interact to determine judged creativity. In addition, the significant Newman-Keuls Analyses indicate the exact nature of this basic interaction: behaviors within the field of one's own value orientation are judged more creative than behaviors outside the field of one's value orientation. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Chattanooga.