THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF CERTAIN MEASURES OF CREATIVITY IN MACHINE DESIGN.
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION LAFAYETTE IND
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A report is made on the predictive validity of a battery of tests for creativity in machine design. It relates scores obtained in college to a composite criterion of creativity collected via self-report some 10 years later. Personal non-cognitive and environmental influences moderating the predictor-criterion relationship were also appraised at the time of the follow-up with a view to providing a sort of closed-system analysis. An ultimate validity coefficient for all measures was estimated at 0.35 to 0.40. A tendency towards academic under-achievement and a Professional and research orientation of supervision, respectively, characterized the more creative engineer. Author
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