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ERIC Number: EJ1092737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Investigation of Psychometric Properties of the Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production: Evidence from Study in Latvia
Kalis, Emils; Roke, Liga; Krumina, Indra
Journal of Creative Behavior, v50 n1 p47-63 Mar 2016
The Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (TCT-DP) is designed as an effective drawing-based instrument for measuring creative potential. Many studies report adaptation efforts in other cultures pointing out good psychometric properties of the instrument nonetheless revealing also some trouble spots. The present study includes adaptation of TCT-DP in Latvia and investigation of psychometric properties of the instrument such as measurement invariance between forms, sequence effect, gender differences, and factor structure of criteria employing methodology of structural equation modeling. Two samples were involved in the study--9th-grade students (n = 300) and 15-year-old 9th-grade students (n = 200). Results indicate that trained judges are able to achieve high reliability in evaluation of TCT-DP total score and all criteria if some criteria are divided into subcategories. It was also found that TCT-DP has measurement invariance between both forms but has small effect sizes regarding gender differences and method sequence. Observed differences of TCT-DP total scores between the Latvian sample and relevant samples from Germany and Hong Kong could be considered as trivial. The study also revealed that, following original instructions, some test criteria had strong interdependence and therefore strategies in the evaluation process reducing interdependencies between criteria should be considered in future studies on the structure of TCT-DP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Hong Kong; Latvia
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