Measuring the Creativity of Architecture Students

Pamela Watters, University of Rhode Island


This study explored the creativity of first year architecture students in a private university. The study used a systems theoretical framework of creativity which supports the idea that creativity occurs within an interaction of environment and the individual. The study used correlation and regression to examine the relationship between creativity and individual aptitudes which can be supported by education within the architecture domain. To support the use of pedagogy in creativity intervention, factor analysis reinforced the validity and reliability of a creativity assessment, namely the Consensual Assessment Technique. The most important individual aptitude for creativity was intrinsic motivation.^

Subject Area

Educational tests & measurements|Higher education

Recommended Citation

Pamela Watters, "Measuring the Creativity of Architecture Students" (2017). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI10258249.