Creativity Research Journal
Self-evaluations or self-perceptions of creativity have been used in the past both as predictors of creative performance and as a criterion. Four measures utilizing self-perceptions of creativity were assessed for their usefulness as criterion measures of creativity. Analyses provided evidence of domain specificity of self-perceptions. The scales correlated with self-report measures of creativity, but not with objective measures. Self-perceptions of creativity had strong to moderate relationships with personality and creative self-efficacy. These results suggest that while self-perceptions of creativity may provide some information about creativity, researchers should be cautious when using this measure as a criterion.
Reiter-Palmon, Roni; Morral, Erika; Kaufman, James C.; and Santo, Jonathan Bruce, "Evaluation of Self-Perceptions of Creativity: Is It a Useful Criterion?" (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. 19.