Kirton, M. (1976). Adaptors and Innovators: A description and measure. Journal of Applied Psychology, 61(5): 622-629. Associative-Bisociative (measures preference for single-minded, mono-thinking, or for double-minded, cross-disciplined thinking). 32 item (5 point scale of ease of task) survey to test Kirton Adaptation-Innovation Inventory.
Tags: KAI, Creativity, Survey
Jabri, M. M. 1991. The Development of Conceptually Independent Subscales in the Measurement of Modes of Problem Solving. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 51(4): 975-983 19 items (10 for associative dimensions. 9 for bisociative dimensions)
Tags: Creativity, Survey, Problem Solving
Miron, E., Erez, M., & Naveh, E. 2004. Do personal characteristics and cultural values that promote innovation, quality, and efficiency compete or complement each other? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25: 175–199 Survey to test
Tags: Creativity, Cognitive Style, Survey
Divergent thinking. (alternative method for assessing and scoring divergent thinking tasks)
Silvia, P. J., Winterstein, B. P., Willse, J. T., Barona, C. M., Cram, J. T., Hess, K. I., Martinez, J. L., & Richard, C. A. In press, 2007. Assessing Creativity with Divergent Thinking Tasks: Exploring the Reliability and Validity of New Subjective Scoring Methods. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, In Press. Subjects were asked to come up with creative ideas that were then scored by the researchers.
Tags: Creativity, Divergent Thinking
Climate for Innovation
Patterson, M. G., West, M. A., Shackleton, V. J., Dawson, J. F., Lawthom, R., Maitlis, S., Robinson, D. L., & Wallace, A. M. 2005. Validating the organizational climate measure: links to managerial practices, productivity and innovation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26(4): 379-408. 95 items 17 Dimensions.
Tags: Climate for Innovation, Innovation, Survey, Creativity
Anderson, N. R. & West, M. A. 1998. Measuring climate for work group innovation: development and validation of the team climate inventory. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 19(3): 235-258. 61 items. 5 dimensions
Tags: Team Climate Inventory, Climate for Innovation, Survey, Creativity
Innovativeness (outcome measures)
West, M. A. & Anderson, N. R. 1996. Innovation in Top Management Teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 81(6): 680-693. 8 dimensions of Innovation. Cronbach’s alpha = .92
Tags: Innovation, Team Outcomes, Creativity, Survey
George, J. M. & Zhou, J. 2001. When openness to experience and conscientiousness are related to creative behavior: An interactional approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(3): 513-524. 13 items
Tags: Big-Five, Innovation, Survey, Creativity
Types of Innovation
Burpitt, W. J. & Bigoness, W. J. 1997. Leadership and Innovation among Teams: The Impact of Empowerment. Small Group Research, 28(3): 414 – 423. 4 items
Tags:leader empowering, team innovation