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Shining lights or lone wolves? Creativity and self-image in primary school children

Hoff, Eva LU and Carlsson, Ingegerd LU (2002) In Journal of Creative Behavior 36(1). p.17-40
Abstract
The relationship between self-image and creativity was studied in primary school children. Earlier research points in two directions. Some researchers describe the creative child as well adjusted. Others provide a more nuanced picture in which less well-behaved children can also be creative. Three different measures of creativity were used in this study: the Unusual Uses Test, an activity questionnaire and a perceptual test (the Creative Functioning Test). A self-image inventory was used to measure participants' perceptions of their own skills, physical self, psychological health and relationships to others. The results showed no self-image differences between children with high and low creativity. The creativity measures were... (More)
The relationship between self-image and creativity was studied in primary school children. Earlier research points in two directions. Some researchers describe the creative child as well adjusted. Others provide a more nuanced picture in which less well-behaved children can also be creative. Three different measures of creativity were used in this study: the Unusual Uses Test, an activity questionnaire and a perceptual test (the Creative Functioning Test). A self-image inventory was used to measure participants' perceptions of their own skills, physical self, psychological health and relationships to others. The results showed no self-image differences between children with high and low creativity. The creativity measures were significantly related, with the exception of the flexibility dimension of CFT. One possible explanation is that CFT measured another aspect of creativity. This was illustrated in a cluster analysis in relation to self-image. (Less)
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  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2002},
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