The Creative Experiences Questionnaire (CEQ): A brief self-report measure of fantasy proneness

H.L.G.J. Merckelbach*, R. Horselenberg, P.E.H.M. Muris

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The current article describes the psychometric qualities of the Creative Experiences Questionnaire (CEQ), a brief 25-item self-report measure of fantasy proneness. Findings indicate that the CEQ demonstrates adequate test-retest stability and internal consistency. CEQ scores appear not to be related to social desirability. The CEQ was found to be strongly correlated with a concurrent measure of fantasy proneness. Furthermore, there are substantial correlations between the CEQ and standard measures of absorption, schizotypy, and dissociation. Bearing in mind that these constructs are thought to be intimately linked to fantasy proneness, this pattern of correlations supports the validity of the CEQ. The CEQ might be fruitfully used as a brief research scale in several domains (e.g. studies on pseudomemories).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-995
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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