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Factor Analyses Creativity

Factor analyses are used to study patterns and relationships among many variables, with the goal of discovering the nature of such variables, their dependence and independence, even though some variables may not be measured directly. Factor analyses have been used to study patterns and relationships among the variables that characterize intelligence and creativity in individuals. Researchers using factor analyses have most often concluded that creativity and intelligence are separate constructs and that typical intelligence tests do not measure creativity. Therefore, creativity tests, such as the Paul Torrance's Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), were developed and have been widely used as a measure of creative potential. Factor analyses of the results of these tests most often indicate creativity itself has two or more dimensions usually ...

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