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ERIC Number: EJ1088909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Mapping Creativity: Creativity Measurements Network Analysis
Pinheiro, Igor Reszka; Cruz, Roberto Moraes
Creativity Research Journal, v26 n3 p263-275 2014
This article borrowed network analysis tools to discover how the construct formed by the set of all measures of creativity configures itself. To this end, using a variant of the meta-analytical method, a database was compiled simulating 42,381 responses to 974 variables centered on 64 creativity measures. Results, although preliminary, indicate the existence of a core dimension filled with variables that indicate novelty, which is surrounded by the paired dimensions of negative affect and social leadership, and high cognitive performance and positive affect. As for the measurement instruments, it was found that, although tests of divergent thinking, self-reported biographies, and composite scores are the most appropriate tools to gauge creativity itself, both attitude and personality inventories are best for diagnosing the different kinds of creators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator; California Psychological Inventory; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
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