Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS)

This instrument is a 50-item self-reported questionnaire. The items fall under the following 5 domains: Self/Everyday Creativity, Scholarly, Creativity, Performance Creativity (encompassing writing and music), Mechanical/Scientific Creativity, and Artistic Creativity. Participants rated themselves on a 5-point Likert scale, with 1 being much less creative and 5 being much more creative.

Content

Domains
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Creativity 

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Chinese,
Other
Other Language/s
Croatian, Indonesian, Malay, Turkish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
50 question items
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

James C. Kaufman

james.kaufman@uconn.edu

860 486 4685

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Coskun, B. K., & Akar, I. (2020). Exploring the relationship between creativity and cyberloafing of prospective teachers. Thinking Skills and Creativity38, 100724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100724 

Dostál, D., Plháková, A., & Záškodná, T. (2017). Domain‐specific creativity in relation to the level of empathy and systemizing. The Journal of Creative Behavior51(3), 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.103

Top, E., & Akil, M. (2018). Effects of the sports on the personality traits and the domains of creativity. World Journal of Education8(3), 56-64. https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n3p56

Tu, C., Guo, J., Hatcher, R. C., & Kaufman, J. C. (2020). The relationship between emotional intelligence and domain‐specific and domain‐general creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior54(2), 337-349. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.369

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Awofala, A. O., & Fatade, A. O. (2015). Validation of the domains of creativity scale for Nigerian preservice science, technology, and mathematics teachers. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology13(1), 131-150. https://doi.org/10.14204/ejrep.35.14057  

Kaufman, J. C. (2012). Counting the muses: Development of the Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts6(4), 298.  https://doi.org/10.1037/a0029751

McKay, A. S., Karwowski, M., & Kaufman, J. C. (2017). Measuring the muses: Validating the Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts11(2), 216. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000074

Item Type
Likert