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[Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): elements for construct validity in Portuguese adolescents].
Psicothema 2009; 21(4):562-7P

Abstract

The aim of this work is to study the unidimensional and multidimensional nature of creativity when assessed through divergent thinking tasks, as proposed in Torrance's battery (Torrance Creative Thinking Test, TTCT). This battery is made up of various tasks with verbal and figurative content, aimed at estimating the level of creativity according to the dimensions or cognitive functions of fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration of the individuals' ideas. This work used a sample of 595 Portuguese students from 5th and 6th grade. The results of confirmatory factor analysis reveals that the unidimensional model (a general factor of creativity) and the model of factors as a function of the cognitive dimensions of creativity, based on task content, do not fit well. The model with the best fit has a hierarchical factor structure, in which the first level comprises the factors for each of the subtests applied and the second level includes verbal or figurative content. The difficulty to verify the structural validity of the TTCT is noted, and the need for further studies to achieve, in practice, better individual creativity scores.

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English Abstract
Evaluation Studies
Journal Article

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spa

PubMed ID

19861099

Citation

Oliveira, Ema, et al. "[Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): Elements for Construct Validity in Portuguese Adolescents]." Psicothema, vol. 21, no. 4, 2009, pp. 562-7.
Oliveira E, Almeida L, Ferrándiz C, et al. [Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): elements for construct validity in Portuguese adolescents]. Psicothema. 2009;21(4):562-7.
Oliveira, E., Almeida, L., Ferrándiz, C., Ferrando, M., Sainz, M., & Prieto, M. D. (2009). [Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): elements for construct validity in Portuguese adolescents]. Psicothema, 21(4), pp. 562-7.
Oliveira E, et al. [Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): Elements for Construct Validity in Portuguese Adolescents]. Psicothema. 2009;21(4):562-7. PubMed PMID: 19861099.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): elements for construct validity in Portuguese adolescents]. AU - Oliveira,Ema, AU - Almeida,Leandro, AU - Ferrándiz,Carmen, AU - Ferrando,Mercedes, AU - Sainz,Marta, AU - Prieto,María Dolores, PY - 2009/10/29/entrez PY - 2009/10/29/pubmed PY - 2010/2/19/medline SP - 562 EP - 7 JF - Psicothema JO - Psicothema VL - 21 IS - 4 N2 - The aim of this work is to study the unidimensional and multidimensional nature of creativity when assessed through divergent thinking tasks, as proposed in Torrance's battery (Torrance Creative Thinking Test, TTCT). This battery is made up of various tasks with verbal and figurative content, aimed at estimating the level of creativity according to the dimensions or cognitive functions of fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration of the individuals' ideas. This work used a sample of 595 Portuguese students from 5th and 6th grade. The results of confirmatory factor analysis reveals that the unidimensional model (a general factor of creativity) and the model of factors as a function of the cognitive dimensions of creativity, based on task content, do not fit well. The model with the best fit has a hierarchical factor structure, in which the first level comprises the factors for each of the subtests applied and the second level includes verbal or figurative content. The difficulty to verify the structural validity of the TTCT is noted, and the need for further studies to achieve, in practice, better individual creativity scores. SN - 0214-9915 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19861099/[Torrance_Tests_of_Creative_Thinking__TTCT_:_elements_for_construct_validity_in_Portuguese_adolescents]_ L2 - http://www.psicothema.com/pmidlookup.asp?pmid=19861099 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -