Authors : Maciej Karwowski
Abstract: The study discusses the problem of validity of teacher nominations of students` creativity. Teachers from higher and lower ranked Polish high schools evaluated student creativity using 7-point Likert scale. Additionally, students` school results and behavioral grades were assessed. Every student completed Urban and Jellen TCT-DP and Popek Questionnaire of Creative Behavior CANH assessed level of creative and uncreative attitudes. Correlation analysis the same as regression showed that main predictor of nomination of the student as creative is school grade, students with higher academic achievements were perceived as more creative that students without such achievements. Creative abilities measured by TCT-DP or creative attitudes were only marginally important for teachers` nominations and just in 1 of 2 schools. Implications of the results are discussed.
Maciej Karwowski , 2007. Teachers` Nominations of Students` Creativity: Should We Believe Them? Are the Nominations Valid? . The Social Sciences, 2: 264-269.