An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study aimed to develop inventive thinking scale for gifted children. The (50) items were formulated initially, which the validity of the scale was confirmed by display it to a panel of arbitration experts. The scale was applied on a pilot study consisted of 32 students of gifted children enrolled in the King Abdullah II schools for Excellence to determine the degree of items clarity, then the scale was applied on the main sample of the study that consisted of (330) students of gifted children at the King Abdullah II schools for Excellence. In light of the data analysis and arbitration procedure the final version of the scale was composed of (50) items which were distributed in six domains, they are adaptability and managing complexity; self-direction; curiosity; creativity; risk taking; higher order thinking and sound reasoning. In term the values of the correlation coefficients between each domain and the whole scale ranged between (0.705) and (0.924) with statistically significant at the level of (0.01). The reliability coefficients were verifying in two ways: The first was Test-retest method. The reliability coefficients of the Pearson correlation coefficients ranged from the results of Test-retest for the domains of scale between (0.81-0.93), while the total scale reliability was (0.94). The second method was the internal consistency coefficient of Cronbach's alpha, where the value of reliability coefficients for scale domains between (0.79-0.90), and (0.92) for the total scale. Moreover, the results of the study revealed that the level of inventive thinking was high significantly among individuals of the study sample on the scale as a whole, and on its six domains. In light of the validity and reliability significances for the scale, the scale can be considered as a scale has high psychometric properties that enable to use to measure inventive thinking for gifted children.