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Assessing Creativity Test 5

Test Number 5
Title Adjective Check List
Author Gough, H. ; Heilbrun, A.
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1965
Availability Go to
Age/Grade Level High School and over
Cost As of 2001: $81.75 preview kit; $97 per 10 combined prepd item booklet/answer sheets.
Source Consulting Psychologist Press
Address 577 College Ave. Palo Alto, CA
web or e-mail
Definition Key words which link this instrument to creativity are: labiality, autonomy, and change.
Purposes Inferences about creativity or creative style can be made using interpretation of scores. The overall purpose for the instrument is to act as a personality assessment.
Characteristics Listening to One's Inner Voice

Fair Manual provides a discussion of: its definition and purpose, administration directions, its history and development, and citations of research.

Fair Development started in 1949. The present list of items emerged from the language, past studies, intuitive and subjective appraisal, testing, and a 3 year evaluation.

Fair Stability was found to be .54. Inter-rater agreement with observers on 5 random cases was .61 to .75. Reliability data appears to be limited.

Fair This instrument is designed to be administered by a trained professional. It consists of a 300 work checklist. None of the 24 indices are labeled “creativity.” Inferences about creativity can be made using score interpretation.

Good Scales include: Defensiveness, Favorable items, Unfavorable items, Self confidence, Self-control, Labiality, Personal adjustment, Need, Order, Interception, Heterosexuality, Autonomy, Aggression, Change and others. Several scoring options are available. The rational for scoring is presented

Poor The Heterosexuality Scale is questionable in light of current understanding.

Reviews & Related Lit
Creativity study using this check list : MacKinnon (1963). Creativity and images of self. (In) White, R. The study of lives. NY. Atherton Press p. 250-279. CCL comments: Local scoring is complicated. Some words are dated, and may not be appropriate for modern 11 and 12 year old students.

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