Standardizing the creative imagination scale (CIS) on undergraduate psychology students at the University of Stelllenbosch

Van Niekerk, Rethea Suzanne (1999-12)

Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Stellenbosch, 1999.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The central theme of this thesis is aimed at the standardizing of a hypnotic test. The test is used to measure creativity. Use was made of a convenience sample, with a size of N=252, consisting of black and white undergraduate psychology students. The following two tests were used: Creative Imagination Scale and the Barber Suggestibility Scale. The Creative Imagination Scale was applied in group context to each student. The Barber Suggestibility Scale was applied individually to each student. In standardizing the test, the psychometric characteristics of the Creative Imagination Scale were determined for the sample as a whole. In conclusion, the research findings proved that the CIS is a valid and reliable measuring instrument for undergraduate psychology students from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and can be used for both black and white cultural groups.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die sentrale tema van hierdie tesis is gerig op die standaardisering van 'n hipnotiese toets. Die toets word gebruik om kreatiwiteit te meet. Daar is gebruik gemaak van 'n gerieflikheidsteekproef, met 'n groote van N=252, wat bestaan uit swart en wit voorgraadse sielkunde studente. Daar is gebruik gemaak van die Kreatiewe Verbeeldingskaal en die Barber Suggureerbaarheidsskaal. Die Kreatiewe Verbeelding- skaal is in groepsverband op elk van die studente toegepas. Die Barber Suggureerbaarheidsskaal is individueel op elk van die kandidate toegepas. Tydens die standaardisering van die toets is die psigometriese eienskappe van die Kreatiewe Verbeeldingskaal vir die steekproef as geheel bereken. Die navorsingsresultate het bevind dat die Kreatiewe Verbeeldingskaal 'n geldige en betroubare meetinstrument is vir beide swart en wit voorgraadse sielkunde studente aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, Suid-Afrika.

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