Development of the Japanese Version of the Short Scale of Creative Self1, 2

Chiaki Ishiguro, Kazuki Matsumoto, Takumitsu Agata, Takeshi Okada

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This study aimed to translate the Short Scale of Creative Self (SSCS) into Japanese and examine its psychometric properties. In total, 1,436 participants (Study 1: N = 957, Study 2: N = 479) completed the questionnaires. In Study 1, confirmatory factor analyses for Japanese versions of the scales resulted in bi-factor structures comprising one general factor and two subfactors; namely, creative self-efficacy (CSE) and creative personal identity (CPI). However, the Japanese version of the SSCS (SSCS-J) was essentially unidimensional, and scoring based on CSE and CPI lacked support. Therefore, it was necessary to calculate the total SSCS-J item scores to measure the creative self. Study 2 provided evidence for the concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity of the scale. The current study also found that the SSCS-J had adequate test–retest reliability. The present findings suggest that the SSCS-J has sufficient reliability and validity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJapanese Psychological Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • creative achievement
  • creative confidence
  • creative identity
  • creative self
  • creative self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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