ERIC Number: EJ780259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 62
Examining Creativity in Turkey: Do Western Findings Apply?
Oral, Gunseli; Kaufman, James C.; Agars, Mark D.
High Ability Studies, v18 n2 p235-246 Dec 2007
Different cultures have unique perspective on creativity, yet it is usually the American/Western perspective represented in the psychological literature. Here the authors test previous, Western research findings in creativity on Turkish participants. Study One looks at gender and age differences in creativity. Study Two explores the relationship between creativity and motivation, and Study Three examines the factor structure of creativity. In general, the authors were able to validate past research on Western populations. Creativity tended to increase with age, and intrinsic motivation is significantly correlated with creativity. Some gender differences were found (unlike in Western findings), and there were some differences in the factor structure of creativity. (Contains 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Creativity, Factor Structure, Motivation, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey