4 thoughts on “A measurement model for creative self-efficacy”

  1. Cool.

    (The concept of self-efficacy was what made me decide to choose educational psychology — as opposed to history, as many other English majors do — as my collateral field).

  2. I don’t want to go into too much detail about what I found, because journals often prefer to publish ‘original’ data, and I want to be careful here… But in general…

    The boxes represent manifest variables. These are data that I actually collected. In this case, all are means and standard deviaitons of answers to questions I asked.

    The ovals are latent factors. You can think of them like the attractors of chaos theory. They are hidden centers of gravity for the variation in the answers to the questions. Specifically, the first column of ovals are factors or attractors to the questions themselves, the second row are factors for the first coluumn of factors, etc.

    The reason that some ovals and boxes have two arrows coming in is that my model assumes that the answers are dependent on two sources of variation: a combination of latent factors and error.

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factor_analysis
    [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attractor

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