ERIC Number: EJ1146612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Dealing with the Criterion Problem by Measuring the Quality and Quantity of Creative Activity and Accomplishment
Paek, Sue Hyeon; Runco, Mark A.
Creativity Research Journal, v29 n2 p167-173 2017
The criterion problem was one of the focal points of early studies of creativity, but several useful criteria have been developed in the last few decades. The investigation reported here represents additional progress. This report (a) describes a new quality of creative achievement index for each domain of the Creative Activity and Accomplishment Checklist (CAAC); (b) compares quality and quantity of creative activity and accomplishment using CAAC data from 202 students; and (c) introduces 2 new scales for the CAAC, one representing everyday creativity and the other technological creativity. The advantages of the modified CAAC include the assessment of both quality (i.e., socially recognized) and quantity of creative achievement, as well as additional breadth in the domains that can be reliably assessed. Analyses of CAAC data confirmed that (a) all domains, including everyday and technological creativity, were reliable in the sample of students and (b) the quality of creative activity did indeed differ from its quantity. There were few sex differences, but boys outperformed girls in technological creativity and girls outperformed boys in the arts. Limitations and future research are noted.
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Multivariate Analysis, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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