ERIC Number: ED096321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of Replication of Seven Divergent Production Factors. Technical Report No. 5.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.; And Others
This report is part of a general study of Reference Measures for Cognitive and Noncognitive Factors. The specific activity that is being reported is the development of "factor-referenced" tests or "marker" tests for several cognitive factors related to divergent production (i.e., ability to produce a variety of words, phrases, or ideas in response to stimuli). Part of the development included a field test to improve the items in the tests, to determine the reliabilities of the tests, and to help clarify understanding of these cognitive factors. The results of the field experiment are reported. Seven factors were investigated: (1) associational fluency, (2) expressional fluency, (3) originality, (4) semantic redefinition, (5) sensitivity to problems, (6) figural adaptive flexibility, and (7) spontaneous semantic flexibility. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors