ERIC Number: EJ1088881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Cross-Cultural Studies of Implicit Theories of Creativity: A Comparative Analysis between the United States and the Main Ethnic Groups in Singapore
Ramos, Suzanna J.; Puccio, Gerard J.
Creativity Research Journal, v26 n2 p223-228 2014
This article explores the extent of influence of culture on implicit theories of creativity among laypeople from the United States and Singapore, as well as the ethnic groups in Singapore. Adaptive and innovative styles of creativity were examined, as well as their own conceptions of creativity. Laypersons from the United States and Singapore were asked to rate the creativity level for the descriptors of the "adaptor" and "innovator" explicit theory of creativity. The laypersons were also asked to give words they believed associated with creativity. Data indicated that there was an implicit belief that high creativity was associated with the innovative style of creativity. Further, the words that were associated with creativity seemed to have an innovator bias.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Creativity, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Influences, Comparative Education, Creativity Tests, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Theories, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Singapore; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kirton Adaption Innovation Inventory