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Personality and Motivational Correlates of Creativity


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1 Department of Psychology Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
     

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The present study was mainly conducted to examine the relationship of creativity with personality (five factors) and motivational variables (intrinsic & extrinsic motivation). The study was conducted on a sample of 250 Senior Secondary male students by administering NEO-FFI, Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking-Figural Form, and Work Preference Inventory. Obtained data were analyzed applying Descriptive Statistics, Pearson's Correlations, and Principle Component Factor Analysis. Results revealed openness and intrinsic motivation to be positively correlated; and conscientiousness to be negatively correlated with all the four dimensions of creativity. Fluency and elaboration correlated positively with extraversion and openness; and negatively with intrinsic motivation. It implies that personality and motivational variables collaboratively influence creative thinking. Two super factors of five factor model i.e. alpha and beta have also been replicated.

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Personality, Motivation, Creativity, Students.
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Umed Singh
Department of Psychology Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Jagdish Kumar
Department of Psychology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Abstract


The present study was mainly conducted to examine the relationship of creativity with personality (five factors) and motivational variables (intrinsic & extrinsic motivation). The study was conducted on a sample of 250 Senior Secondary male students by administering NEO-FFI, Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking-Figural Form, and Work Preference Inventory. Obtained data were analyzed applying Descriptive Statistics, Pearson's Correlations, and Principle Component Factor Analysis. Results revealed openness and intrinsic motivation to be positively correlated; and conscientiousness to be negatively correlated with all the four dimensions of creativity. Fluency and elaboration correlated positively with extraversion and openness; and negatively with intrinsic motivation. It implies that personality and motivational variables collaboratively influence creative thinking. Two super factors of five factor model i.e. alpha and beta have also been replicated.

Keywords


Personality, Motivation, Creativity, Students.