Evaluation of Self-Perceptions of Creativity: Is It a Useful Criterion?

Roni Reiter-Palmon, Erika J. Robinson-Morral, James C. Kaufman, Jonathan B. Santo

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Self-evaluations or self-perceptions of creativity have been used in the past both as predictors of creative performance and as criteria. Four measures utilizing self-perceptions of creativity were assessed for their usefulness as criterion measures of creativity. Analyses provided evidence of domain specificity of self-perceptions. The scales correlated with self-report measures of creativity, but not with objective measures. Self-perceptions of creativity had strong to moderate relationships with personality and creative self-efficacy. These results suggest that although self-perceptions of creativity may provide some information about creativity, researchers should be cautious when using this measure as a criterion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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