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Test Number 44
Title Owens’ Creativity Test
Author Owens, W. A
Category Test
Copyright Date 1960
Availability Out of print
Age/Grade Level Adults
Cost No current information available
Source No current information available
web or e-mail  
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

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

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

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

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

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.”

Poor No information available.

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