Creative Self-efficacy Scale

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Creative Self-efficacy Scale measures individual students’ perceptions about their ability to generate creative, novel, and useful ideas, with items based on constructs elaborated by Bandura (1997).

Main constructs measured

Cognitive competencies

Applicable grade levels

Middle School and high school students

Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration


Number of items


Item format

Five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

Approximately one minute

Available languages


Fee for use Access may be limited or unavailable
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

A total score is reported.

Subscore reporting

No subscores are reported.

Scoring procedures

The assessment is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence is based on middle school and high school students from the Pacific Northwest (Beghetto, 2006).

Reliability evidence

The internal consistency reliability was 0.86 (Cronbach's alpha) (Beghetto, 2006).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Students who had high creative self-efficacy scores tended to score higher on a survey about their academic abilities and also had greater propensity to indicate they had college plans than those who scored low on the creative self-efficacy scale. (Beghetto, 2006).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

Beghetto, R. A. , "Creative Self-Efficacy: Correlates in Middle and Secondary Students," Creativity Research Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2006, pp. 447–457.

Bandura, A. "Self-efficacy: The exercise of control," Freeman, 1997.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.