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Assessing Creativity Test 58

Test Number 58
Title Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), 5th Ed.
Author Cattell, R. B.
Category Self-Report Inventory
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Availability From publisher
Restrictions Contact publisher for qualifications
Age/Grade Level Age 16-adult
Cost Introductory Kit $33; Manual $30; 10 Select Questionnaires $30.
Forms HSPQ- High school edition available separately.
Source Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc. (IPAT)
Address PO Box 1188 Champaign, IL 61824
Phone 1-800-225-4728
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web or e-mail http://www.ipat.com/select.htm
Definition Words that identify creativity: Persistent, Adventurous, Imaginative, Shrewd, Self-sufficient, Controlled, Introvert.
Purposes Designed to give complete coverage of personality in brief time.
Characteristics Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Manual
Good The manual provides information on administration, scoring, basic interpretation of the report, test design and construction, theoretical rational, target populations, validity and reliability, citations of research, and use of data in a selection process

Validity
Fair Four studies are reported for content validity involving over 3,000 subjects. Includes data for High School students.

Reliability
Good Stability on 16 factors ranged from.43 to .88 after 2 months using 176 subjects, and .23 to .64 after 4 years with 636 subjects. Equivalence in 7 studies ranged from .24-.73.

Utility
Good The test can be administered in about 20-50 minutes to individuals or groups. Scoring is external followed by a printed report. The items are multiple-choice. The measure can be scored locally or externally.

Interpretation
Excellent Scores form the basis for the construction of 16 independent scales. Composite scores for the creativity scale are available. Separate male and female plus combined norms are available. Norms are based on over 3,000 subjects. Norms and profiles are also presented for over 100 occupational and clinical syndrome groups.

Propriety
Poor Information is not available

Reviews & Related Lit
Cites 898 references. MMY 1978: Bloxom, B. Seems to lack theoretical base. Seems weak. Should be used only with research and then with restrictions. Has validity and reliability similar to other instruments in use.


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