A study of the predictive power of overexcitabilities to creativity

Jing Mavis HE WU, Wan-chi WONG, Maggie Mei Ki CHAN

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This study examined the use of the Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII) in the identification of highly creative students. A total of 1,028 (49.2% girls) students who attended Grade 7-10 in Hong Kong participated in the study. Based on their performance in a creativity test, the sample was classified into three groups, namely the high-, average-, and low-creativity group. Results tended to support the discriminating power of the OEQII in differentiating between the highly creative and the less creative students. The results of ANOVAs revealed a pattern that the high-creativity group obtained higher OEQII scores than the average- and the low-creativity groups. The results of discriminant analyses showed that the OEQII were able to correctly discriminate the high-creativity students from those of the low- and average-creativity groups at the accuracy rate of 92.5% and 67.8%, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


He, M. W.-j., Wong, W.-c., & Chan, M. M.-k. (2016, July). A study of the predictive power of overexcitabilities to creativity. Paper presented at The 14th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG), University of Macau, Macau, China.


  • Overexcitabilities
  • Creativity
  • Gifted education
  • TCT-DP


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