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Assessing Creativity Test 36

Test Number 36
Title Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory
Author Joe Khatena; E. Paul Torrance
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1998
Availability From Publisher
Restrictions  
Age/Grade Level Gr 4-12+Adult
Cost $57.65 per set
Forms One form includes two instruments
Source Scholastic Testing Service, Inc.
Address 480 Meyer Rd. Bensenville, IL 60106-1617
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Definition “…the individual has a psychological self comprised of subselves relative to creative and noncreative ways of behaving.: Creative functioning is reflected in the personality characteristics of the individual, in the way he thinks or the kind of thinking strategies he employs, and in the products that emerge as a result of his creative strivings.” (Manual, pp. 5-6) Subscales of WKOPAY: Acceptance of Authority, Self-Confidence, Inquisitiveness, Awareness of Others, and Disciplined Imagination; SAM: Environmental Sensitivity, Initiative, Self-Strength, Intellectuality, Individuality, Artistry.
Purposes Uses an autobiographical/self-report model to provide the person an opportunity to describe how he/she functions in creative ways. Identifies several sub-dimensions of “orientations” related to creativity. Includes two instruments: “What Kind of Person Ar
Characteristics Generating Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Manual
Good There is an extensive manual. It is clearly-written and addresses the principal issues that are needed for informed use of the instruments. There should be more information regarding interpretation and uses of the results.

Validity
Good Data for the current forms are based on more than 6,000 students from 19 states. The manual cites research, by the authors and others, relating to content, construct, and criterion-related validity. The instruments have been validated against a variety of

Reliability
Excellent WKOPAY: interscorer, .97 to .99; internal consistency data range from .59 to .98, with a Cronbach Alpha of .78. SAM: Interscorer, .98 and .99 in separate studies; Internal consistency data range from .68 to .96 with a Cronbach Alpha of .79.

Utility
Good Untimed; each instrument requires 20-25 minutes. Directions are clear.

Interpretation
Good There are normative data, with adequate sized samples, for grades 4 through Adult. There are separate data from Gifted/Talented samples, with normative standard score tables for those samples. The authors consider WKOPAY scores of 34 or higher and SAM scores of 44 or higher to represent high scores within the G/T sample. The use and interpretation of the instruments would be strengthened by the inclusion of more information regarding the meaning and educational implications of the scores and sub scores.

Propriety
Poor The manual does not address the appropriateness of the instrument for special populations, nor does it provide explicit discussions of concerns for appropriate uses (or misuses) of the instruments and their results.

Reviews & Related Lit
Bledsoe, J. C., & Khatena, J. (1973). Factor analytic study of Something About Myself. Psychological Reports, 32(3, pt. 2), 1176-1178. Diessner, R. (1984). Correlation of the Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (revised). Creative Child and Adult Quarterly, 9(1), 28-32. Joesting, J. (1977). Correlations among scales, What Kind of Person Are You and California Psychological Inventory. Psychological Reports, 40(1), 146. Kaltsounis, B. (1976). Additional validity evidence on "Something About Myself". Perceptual and Motor Skills, 43, 222. Khatena, J. (1977b). The Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory for identification diagnosis facilitation and research. Gifted Child Quarterly, 21(4), 517-525. Khatena, J., & Bellarosa, A. (1978). Further validity evidence of Something About Myself. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 47(3, pt. 1), 906. Khatena, J. (1969a). Autobiography and creative potential. Gifted Child Quarterly, 13(4), 255-258. Khatena, J. (1971). Something About Myself: a brief screening device for identifying creatively gifted children and adults. Gifted Child Quarterly, 15(4), 262-266, 292. Khatena, J. (1972). Attitude patterns as providing validity evidence of "Something About Myself". Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 563-564. Torrance, E. P., & Khatena, J. (1970). "What Kind of Person Are You?": a brief screening device for identifying creatively gifted adolescents and adults . Gifted Child Quarterly, 14, 71-75. Torrance, E. P., & Khatena, J. (1970). "What Kind of Person Are You?": a brief screening device for identifying creatively gifted adolescents and adults . Gifted Child Quarterly, 14, 71-75.


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