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ERIC Number: EJ1121521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
The Style Troika Model: A Structural Model of the Thinking and Creating Styles Scale
Ibérico Nogueira, Sara; Almeida, Leonor; Garcês, Soraia; Pocinho, Margarida; Wechsler, Solange
Journal of Creative Behavior, v50 n4 p333-346 Dec 2016
Individuals express their creativity through a variety of thinking and creating styles (Wechsler, 2006, 2007). These constructs underlie the Thinking and Creating Styles Scale (TCSS), which is used to identify individuals' creating styles. The aim of this research is to assess the factorial structure of the Portuguese version of the TCSS. Two studies were performed using 414 and 369 Portuguese participants with mean ages of 29.25 and 29.35 years, respectively. Study 1 consisted of an exploratory factor analysis that yielded a three-factor solution. Study 2 consisted of a confirmatory factor analysis used to test the fit and compare the suitability of several factorial solutions. The three-factor model (Non-Conforming/Transformer, Cautious/Reflexive, and Logical/Objective) with the best statistical fit was called the Troika Model. In this model, each factor had five items and showed good and acceptable indices of fit. This new three-factor structure results in a more efficient and attractive version of the TCSS: the Creating and Thinking Styles-Troika Scale (CTS-TS). Future studies should use the CTS-TS and other creativity assessment instruments to explore the creativity level and style dichotomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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