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ERIC Number: EJ1078002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Taiwanese Elementary Students' Creativity, Creative Personality, and Learning Styles: An Exploratory Study
Tsai, Kuan Chen
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v60 n3 p464-473 Fall 2014
In the field of education, creativity has been viewed as an important ability for children's development. The recognition of different learning styles is also important for both teachers and learners. Although a handful of studies have examined the relationship between creativity and personality, or between creativity and cognitive style, few have assessed creativity, creative personality, and learning preferences simultaneously. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore possible linkages between these three variables in Taiwanese children. More centrally, the research empirically probes into relating the personality and cognitive-style profiles of children, with creativity as a byproduct. The major finding of this research is that creative personality is positively related to creativity. Additionally, the results of multiple regression indicated that, among the variables studied, creative personality is the only valid variable for the prediction of creativity. Unexpectedly, none of the learning dimensions served as good predictors of creativity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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