ERIC Number: EJ1088544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Procedural Fairness and Creativity: Does Voice Maintain People's Creative Vein over Time?
Streicher, Bernhard; Jonas, Eva; Maier, Günter W.; Frey, Dieter; Spießberger, Anneliese
Creativity Research Journal, v24 n4 p358-363 2012
Although some research suggests a link between procedural fairness and creativity, so far no study has directly tested whether a real manipulation of procedural fairness affects creativity. Additionally, research on procedural fairness effects consists mostly of unique studies, but more realistic, life-like longitudinal experiments with repeated fairness manipulations are lacking. This study investigated the influence of procedural fairness (i.e., having voice) on similar creativity tasks over a period of 4 weeks. Participants in the fair procedure condition maintained their level of creativity during the course of the experiment, whereas participants who were treated unfairly showed a decline in creativity. This research confirms the supporting role of conditions of procedural fairness regarding creativity and the importance of longitudinal designs to fully explore procedural fairness effects.
Descriptors: Creativity, Justice, Experiments, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Empowerment, Statistical Analysis, Models, Creative Thinking, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Time
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany