ERIC Number: ED230592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Ideaphoria Worksamples as Measures of Divergent Thinking. Technical Report 1982-7.
The construct validity of written Ideaphoria and oral Ideaphoria is discussed through analysis of their content and format and their correlations with tests of divergent thinking and writing speed. The current status of research on the measurement of divergent thinking ability is reviewed. Although the Ideaphoria tests have the same content as several commonly used tests of the ideational fluency aspect of divergent thinking, their administrations are quite different, and the abilities being measured may differ as a result. A factor analysis of the Ideaphoria tests, two tests of the flexibility aspect of divergent thinking, and writing speed shows the Ideaphoria tests to be only moderately correlated with the flexibility factor, and indicates a second factor defined by written Ideaphoria and writing speed. Additional data must be collected before it can be determined whether the Ideaphoria tests measure a type of ideational fluency, or instead measure simply the rate of production of verbal material. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation, Chicago, IL. Human Engineering Lab.