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ERIC Number: EJ1020769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Conceptions of Creativity among Hong Kong University Students
Zhang, Li-fang
Educational Psychology, v33 n5 spec iss p521-539 2013
This research had two objectives. The first was to determine the reliability and validity of the multifaceted assessment of creativity (MAC) for evaluating Hong Kong university students' conceptions of creativity. The second was to establish if the theory-practice and gender gaps discovered among mainland Chinese university students would be replicated. The theoretical foundation for the MAC is the investment theory of creativity. Participants were 156 university students in Hong Kong. Results showed that Hong Kong university students' conceptions of creativity fit well with the six resources for creativity measured by the MAC: intelligence, knowledge, intellectual style, personality, motivation and environment. The present data not only confirmed the theory-practice and gender discrepancies previously found among mainland Chinese university students, but also revealed an additional gap -- a theory-practice gap found only in participants' evaluation of female school students. Implications are discussed for research and for the psychology of teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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