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ERIC Number: EJ948829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Predicting Work Activities with Divergent Thinking Tests: A Longitudinal Study
Clapham, Maria M.; Cowdery, Edwina M.; King, Kelly E.; Montang, Melissa A.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v39 n3 p149-167 2005
This study examined whether divergent thinking test scores obtained from engineering students during college predicted creative work activities fifteen years later. Results showed that a subscore of the "Owens Creativity Test", which assesses divergent thinking about mechanical objects, correlated significantly with self-ratings of creative work activities and number of patent submissions. An overall divergent thinking score obtained from the "Structure of the Intellect Learning Abilities Test" (SOI-ELCT), however, did not correlate significantly with either creative work activities or patent submissions. Practical and theoretical implications of the results are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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