ERIC Number: EJ1062585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Do People Use Their Implicit Theories of Creativity as General Theories?
Lee, Hong; Kim, Jungsik; Ryu, Yeonjae; Song, Seokjong
Journal of Creative Behavior, v49 n2 p77-93 Jun 2015
This study examines whether people use the general implicit theories of creativity or not when applying them to themselves and others. On the basis of the actor-observer asymmetry theory, the authors propose that conception of creativity would be differently constructed depending on the targets of attention: general, self, and other. Three studies attempted to examine this hypothesis. In the preliminary study, a measure was developed to assess the characteristics that describe general creativity. In Study 1, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses found the conceptual factors of general creativity. In Study 2, the common and specific factors of general, self, and others' creativity concepts were compared through invariance tests. As a result, it was revealed that the invariance test failed, which means that the general conception of creativity may not be applicable to monitor self and others' creativity in a consistent way. Implications and limitations of this study are discussed at the end of the study.
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