ERIC Number: ED320064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-13
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Comparison of Locus of Control with Levels of Creativity.
Kneipp, Karen B.; Gadzella, Bernadette M.
This study was undertaken to determine whether external locus of control orientation was significantly negatively correlated with levels of creativity. Subjects were 13 male and 13 female undergraduate students enrolled in psychology classes at a southwestern university. Mean age of the subjects was 28.6. Instruments used were Levenson's (1972) I (Internality), P (Powerful Others), and C (Chance) Scales and the Creative Personality Scale of Gough's (1952) Adjective Check List. Results showed the hypothesized negative correlations between externality (indicated by Powerful Others and Chance scores on the I, P, and C Scales) and creativity levels. Also, t-tests showed a significant difference between genders on Powerful Others scores, and also on Chance scores. No difference between genders was found on Creative Personality scores. Findings confirmed that external locus of control orientation was negatively related to creativity. References are included. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (36th, Dallas, TX, April 12-14, 1990).