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Measuring and training creativity competencies : Validation of a new test

Epstein, Robert; Schmidt, Steven M. LU and Warfel, Regina (2008) In Creativity Research Journal 20(1). p.7-12
Abstract

In 2 studies with a total of over 300 participants, the Epstein Creativity Competencies Inventory for Individuals (ECCI-i) was shown to be a reliable measuring instrument. In the first of these studies, the test was also shown to be a valid predictor of 2 measures of creative expression. The test is derived from empirical research on the creative process in individuals, which suggests that creative expression can be accelerated through the strengthening of any of 4 measurable, trainable competencies: capturing (preserving new ideas as they occur), challenging (taking on difficult tasks), broadening (seeking knowledge and skills outside one's current areas of expertise), and surrounding (seeking out new stimuli or combinations of... (More)

In 2 studies with a total of over 300 participants, the Epstein Creativity Competencies Inventory for Individuals (ECCI-i) was shown to be a reliable measuring instrument. In the first of these studies, the test was also shown to be a valid predictor of 2 measures of creative expression. The test is derived from empirical research on the creative process in individuals, which suggests that creative expression can be accelerated through the strengthening of any of 4 measurable, trainable competencies: capturing (preserving new ideas as they occur), challenging (taking on difficult tasks), broadening (seeking knowledge and skills outside one's current areas of expertise), and surrounding (seeking out new stimuli or combinations of stimuli). In the second study, training such competencies improved test scores and led to a significant increase in creative output.

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  author       = {Epstein, Robert and Schmidt, Steven M. and Warfel, Regina},
  issn         = {1040-0419},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {7--12},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Creativity Research Journal},
  title        = {Measuring and training creativity competencies : Validation of a new test},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10400410701839876},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2008},
}