Spoken Narrative Assessment: A Supplementary Measure of Children’s Creativity
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AbstractThis study developed a spoken narrative (i.e., storytelling) assessment as a supplementary measure of children’s creativity. Both spoken and gestural contents of children’s spoken narratives were coded to assess their verbal and nonverbal creativity. The psychometric properties of the coding system for the spoken narrative assessment were investigated with 30 Cantonese-speaking children aged six to nine. The internal consistency and the intercoder agreement were good. In addition, children’s scores on the 3 coded variables were moderately correlated with their creativity-relevant skills as measured by Alternate Uses Task (Guilford, 1967) and subjective ratings of creativity provided by judges. Children with higher verbal skills, as measured by Similarities (The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–4th Edition (Hong Kong); WISC-IV HK), also scored higher in the speech composite of the coding system. The findings showed that the coding system of the spoken narrative assessment is reliable and valid for measuring children’s creativity objectively. An age-related norm will be established in future.
All Author(s) ListWong M.K.-Y., So W.C.
Journal nameCreativity Research Journal
Volume Number28
Issue Number4
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages471 - 477
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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