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ERIC Number: EJ1088873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Reliability, Validity, and Factor Structure of the Imaginative Capability Scale
Liang, Chaoyun; Chia, Tsorng-Lin
Creativity Research Journal, v26 n1 p106-114 2014
Three studies were combined to test the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the imaginative capability scale (ICS). The ICS was a new self-report measure, which was developed to be empirically valid and easy to administer. Study 1 consisted in an exploratory factor analysis to determine the most appropriate structure of the ICS in a sample of 529 college students (serving as the calibration sample). A 3-factor solution was used to identify initiating, conceiving, and transforming dimensions of imaginative capability. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted in Study 2 to confirm the established structure in a sample of 584 college students (serving as the validation sample). Both composite reliability and construct validity (including convergent validity and discriminant validity) analyses gave the instrument good support as a whole. Study 3 was conducted to further test the degree of measurement invariance of the ICS across 2 different groups. The first group consisted of 512 college students from design programs, whereas the second group was composed of 523 college students from engineering programs. The three-factor model of the ICS was confirmed across different domains among Taiwanese college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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