John F. Cabra

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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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The Purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the current version of the Climate for Innovation Questionnaire (CIQIV) had improved in its reliability and internal factor structure. A comparison was made across three previous versions--the CIQIIA, the Creative Climate Questionnaire (CCQIIA), and the CCQ. This study was an extension of Lauer's (1994) examination of the CCQ's validity. The Sample included 1841 respondents who were administered the CCQIIA; 1297 subjects who were administered the CIQIIIA, and 639 respondents who were administered the CIQIVA. The majority of the respondents participated in Creative Problem Solving training programs. All other subjects were students enrolled in Creative Studies courses at the State University College at BUffalo. Responses were subjected to inter-item correlations, exploratory factor analyses, and reliability studies. The results suggested the CIQIVA operated as it was designed and did so in a consistent manner. The results also suggested that the questionnaire had been improved but may need some minor refinements. Areas of future research with the measure are also suggested.