Remote Associates Test: Norms and Reliability Study

Ozen G., Dogan A., Cinan S.

STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY-PSIKOLOJI CALISMALARI DERGISI, vol.35, no.2, pp.25-46, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-46


This paper reports norms and reliability study of The Turkish version of the Remote Associates Test (TRAT) which has been used to assess insight and creative problem solving abilities. 120 sets of words were constructed for the TRAT. Each one of 120 TRAT problems consists of three words and is solved with an answer word that connects all three words by forming word pairs used in everyday language. The reliability of the test, as measured by Cronbach's Alpha (. 87), was high and significant. In addition the TRAT problems were divided into two types according to the direction (forward or backward) of solution word's associations with the three problem words: the Backward TRAT problems (the solution word was prefix to all three words of a problem) and the Forward TRAT problems (the solution word was suffix to all three words of a problem). An examination of performance on the two types of TRAT problems showed that the forward TRAT scores were much higher than the backward TRAT scores. Finally, the present finding also revealed that there was no gender difference on the TRAT.