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Creativity and Psychological Safety: A proposed model on the links between psychological safety, ambiguity tolerance, playfulness and creativity

Bornemisza, Anna LU (2013) PSYP02 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Creativity has been of research interest for centuries and its relationship with other constructs has been established; however, these links mostly study creativity with a single other construct. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological safety, tolerance of ambiguity, playfulness and creativity; they have been individually linked together but no complex model encompassing them all is known to the author. The study tested a proposed model that links the four concepts together. Data was collected from 90 participants in two adult education schools in Sweden. The constructs were measured by Swedish translations of the Team Psychological Safety Scale, the Multiple Stimulus Types Ambiguity Tolerance... (More)
Creativity has been of research interest for centuries and its relationship with other constructs has been established; however, these links mostly study creativity with a single other construct. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological safety, tolerance of ambiguity, playfulness and creativity; they have been individually linked together but no complex model encompassing them all is known to the author. The study tested a proposed model that links the four concepts together. Data was collected from 90 participants in two adult education schools in Sweden. The constructs were measured by Swedish translations of the Team Psychological Safety Scale, the Multiple Stimulus Types Ambiguity Tolerance Scale-II (MSTAT-II), the Short Measure of Adult Playfulness Scale (SMAP) and the Work Climate Questionnaire. The link between psychological safety and creativity and between ambiguity tolerance and playfulness were the strongest. Psychological safety significantly contributed to creativity even when playfulness and ambiguity tolerance were controlled for. The discussion includes the role of psychological safety in understanding creativity, possible limitations and suggestions for future research directions.
Keywords: organizational creativity, play, adult playfulness, ambiguity tolerance, psychological safety, theoretical model (Less)
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author
Bornemisza, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYP02 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
organizational creativity, play, adult playfulness, ambiguity tolerance, psychological safety, theoretical model
language
English
id
4058258
date added to LUP
2013-09-26 16:46:44
date last changed
2013-09-26 16:46:44
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  abstract     = {Creativity has been of research interest for centuries and its relationship with other constructs has been established; however, these links mostly study creativity with a single other construct. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological safety, tolerance of ambiguity, playfulness and creativity; they have been individually linked together but no complex model encompassing them all is known to the author. The study tested a proposed model that links the four concepts together. Data was collected from 90 participants in two adult education schools in Sweden. The constructs were measured by Swedish translations of the Team Psychological Safety Scale, the Multiple Stimulus Types Ambiguity Tolerance Scale-II (MSTAT-II), the Short Measure of Adult Playfulness Scale (SMAP) and the Work Climate Questionnaire. The link between psychological safety and creativity and between ambiguity tolerance and playfulness were the strongest. Psychological safety significantly contributed to creativity even when playfulness and ambiguity tolerance were controlled for. The discussion includes the role of psychological safety in understanding creativity, possible limitations and suggestions for future research directions.
Keywords: organizational creativity, play, adult playfulness, ambiguity tolerance, psychological safety, theoretical model},
  author       = {Bornemisza, Anna},
  keyword      = {organizational creativity,play,adult playfulness,ambiguity tolerance,psychological safety,theoretical model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Creativity and Psychological Safety: A proposed model on the links between psychological safety, ambiguity tolerance, playfulness and creativity},
  year         = {2013},
}