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Assessing Creativity Test 44

Test Number 44
Title Owens’ Creativity Test
Author Owens, W. A
Category Test
Copyright Date 1960
Availability Out of print
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Age/Grade Level Adults
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Definition “Creative designers are persons who have demonstrated the ability to comprehend the nature of a design problem, and to produce a novel ingenious, or original solution in the form of a total, functional, and practical mechanism. Involves the combination of existing principles or mechanisms in such a way as to produce a new and unique solution to a previously unsolved problem.”
Purposes Designed to discriminate potentially creative engineers in the machine design field from those better suited for developmental work.
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas

Manual
Fair The manual is clearly-written offering a discussion of definition and purposes, the target populations, uses, reliability and validity evidence, supporting research and administration directions. Missing are: norms, scoring instructions, and interpretati

Validity
Fair Based on ratings of the immediate supervisor.Three independent sources were studied with correlations of .60, .64, .72. Author states that concurrent validity evidence is a limiting factor. Within companies it was possible to average 86 per cent of corre

Reliability
Fair Split-half correlations ranged from .38 to .91; no other reliability data.

Utility
Fair This measure is administered to groups by any professional. Scoring information is not available.

Interpretation
Fair The examiner’s manual reported: “No norms are provided because large differences between companies suggest that the creativity battery is best used to rank employees, within a company, as to their probable degree of creativity.”

Propriety
Poor No information available.

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