ERIC Number: EJ1033395
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Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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The Role of Identity Integration in Enhancing Creativity among Mixed-Race Individuals
Tendayi Viki, G.; Williams, May Liang J.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v48 n3 p198-208 Sep 2014
Identity integration among bicultural individuals refers to the perception that their two cultural identities are compatible. Previous research has shown that identity integration is likely to lead to enhanced creativity. However, this research was conducted among first- and second-generation immigrants, but not among mixed-race individuals. The current research examined identity integration and creativity among mixed-race individuals. We also explored the role of integrated identity experiences at home. We found that identity integration was related to increases in creativity; and this was partly mediated via integrated identity experiences at home. Our findings suggest that positive bicultural experiences at home may create a context for the individual to integrate their biracial identities; and this is ultimately beneficial for creativity.
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