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ERIC Number: EJ1128696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Creativity, Bipolar Disorder Vulnerability and Psychological Well-Being: A Preliminary Study
Gostoli, Sara; Cerini, Veronica; Piolanti, Antonio; Rafanelli, Chiara
Creativity Research Journal, v29 n1 p63-70 2017
The aim of this research was to investigate the relationships between creativity, subclinical bipolar disorder symptomatology, and psychological well-being. The study method was of descriptive, correlational type. Significant tests were performed using multivariate regression analysis. Students of the 4th grade of 6 different Italian colleges (N = 329) completed voluntarily the test of divergent feelings (TDF) included in the creative assessment packet (CAP), the Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Paris, Pisa and San Diego--Autoquestionnaire (TEMPS-A), and the psychological well-being scale (PWB). Significant positive correlations between creativity and bipolar disorder vulnerability, especially hyperthymia, were found. Creativity was, instead, poorly associated to psychological well-being subscales, except autonomy and personal growth. In addition, although multivariate regression showed that creativity was not a significant predictor of almost all the psychological well-being subscales, it did show a significant association with personal growth. On the contrary, bipolar disorder vulnerability, in particular hyperthymia, was found to significantly predict all psychological well-being scales, except personal growth. These results improve knowledge on the mutual association of creativity, psychological well-being, and bipolar vulnerability, giving a theoretical framework in which situate these constructs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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