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ERIC Number: EJ1120012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Greater Male Variability in Creativity outside the WEIRD World
Karwowski, Maciej; Jankowska, Dorota M.; Gajda, Aleksandra; Marczak, Michalina; Groyecka, Agata; Sorokowski, Piotr
Creativity Research Journal, v28 n4 p467-470 2016
Recent studies in creativity literature have demonstrated higher variability of creative ability between males and females, despite the lack of systematic sex differences in average scores on creativity tests. However, little is known about the causes of this variability and its generalizability beyond industrialized societies. This study presents the first evidence of the greater male variability in a sample of nonindustrialized, traditional Meru people residing in Kenya, Africa. The effect size of this difference was even greater than that reported in the majority of studies conducted on industrialized populations. Implications of these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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