All posts by John Makielski


Construct: Innovativeness (outcome measures)
Source 1:
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
DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.81.6.680

Source 2: 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
DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.86.3.513

Climate for Innovation

Construct: Climate for Innovation
Source 1: 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.
DOI: 10.1002/job.312
Source 2: 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
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1379(199805)19:3<235::AID-JOB837>3.0.CO;2-C

Divergent Thinking

Construct: Divergent Thinking
Source: 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.
DOI: 10.1037/1931-3896.2.2.68

Creativity Style

Construct: Creativity Style

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.
DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.61.5.622