ERIC Number: EJ1121501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of the Personality Constructs Underlying Dimensions of Creative Problem-Solving Style
Isaksen, Scott G.; Kaufmann, Astrid H.; Bakken, Bjørn T.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v50 n4 p268-281 Dec 2016
This study investigated the personality facets that underpin the construct of problem-solving style, particularly when approaching more creative kinds of problem-solving. Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factors Questionnaire and VIEW--An Assessment of Problem Solving Style were administered to 165 students from the Norwegian Business School. We explored relationships through correlational and regression analysis. Personality profiles were derived for each of VIEW's three dimensions and were in generally expected directions. Those with an Explorer preference were more imaginative and idea oriented, open to change, unconventional, freethinking, and flexible than Developers. Those with a Developer preference were more practical and solution oriented, more traditional, rule conscious, conservative, and respecting of traditional ideas. Those with an External preference were more group oriented, affiliative, socially bold, warm, and attentive to others than those with an Internal preference. Those with a more Task-oriented preference were more impersonal, detached, utilitarian, and tough minded than those with Person-oriented preference. We outlined implications and suggestions for further research.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Creativity, Problem Solving, Preferences, Personality Measures, Questionnaires, Business Schools, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Profiles, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire
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