Accession Number:

AD0662696

Title:

THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF CERTAIN MEASURES OF CREATIVITY IN MACHINE DESIGN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE