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Assessing Creativity Test 3

Test Number 3
Title Abedi Creativity Test
Author Jamal Abedi
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1994
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Age/Grade Level Grade 6+
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Source Dr. Jamal Abedi
Address UCLA-CREST, 301 GSE/IS, 300 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Los Angeles CA 90095-1522
Phone 310-206-1532 ext 64346
Fax 310-825-3883
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Definition Creative thinking, following Torrance痴 definition, emphasizing fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration.
Purposes Seeks to develop a multiple choice test to provide an efficient estimate of the scores derived from the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.
Characteristics Generating Ideas

Manual
Poor No published manual appears to be available yet. This is an experimental instrument still in the preliminary stages of development.

Validity
Poor Few studies completed yet. Initial correlations with TTCT scores were low (.15 to .41), the highest for fluency. Studies from Spain indicated low, but significant, correlations with other criteria.

Reliability
Fair Low but significant reliabilities reported from studies in Spain. More promising results were obtained using a structural equation modeling design, but these require replication and further study with other populations.

Utility
Good The intent, which is to provide an approach that is more efficient to administer and score than the usual creative thinking measure, is appealing, and the author reports preliminary efforts to approach the task in a psychometrically sound manner. The results suggest that considerable development efforts are still necessary.

Interpretation
Good Links specifically to variables measured by the TTCT.

Propriety
  Not addressed; instrument currently intended for research use only.

Reviews & Related Lit
Abedi, J. (In Press). A latent-variable modeling approach to assessing reliability and validity of a creativity instrument. Creativity Research Journal. Auzmendi, E., Villa, A., & Abedi, J. (1996). Reliability and validity of a newly-constructed multiple-choice creativity instrument. Creativity Research Journal, 9 (1), 89-95. O誰eil, H., Abedi, J., & Spielberger, C. (1994). The measurement and teaching of creativity. In: H. O誰eil and M. Drillings (Eds.). Motivation: Theory and research. (pp. 245-263). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.


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