ERIC Number: ED054188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Identification and Selection of Creative Artistic Talent by Means of Biographical Information. Final Report.
Ellison, Robert L.; And Others
This study was concerned with an investigation of artistic talent measures, the identification of artistic talent, and an examination of the relationship of organizational characteristics to artistic performance. The predictor instrument used was a specially constructed questionnaire made up of multiple choice biographical items and selected climate items. The sample included 501 tenth through twelfth grade students in the arts and 479 tenth through twelfth grade students who were classified as non-art. An item analysis was conducted on the art sample, in a double cross-validation design, to develop scoring keys for the Biographical Inventory (BI) and climate items to predict performance in the arts. The cross validities obtained demonstrated that the BI could successfully predict performance in the arts, both across and within art areas. Scoring keys constructed on the exploratory climate data for the art sample were shown to be related to artistic performance, although the cross validities were lower than those for the BI data. A total sample item analysis conducted on the BI items provided the keys for scoring the art sample and two non-art samples. The results showed that the art sample was significantly different in reference to biographical characteristics. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Behavioral Research in Creativity, Salt Lake City, UT.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.