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ERIC Number: EJ780885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Implicit Theories of Creativity: A Comparison of Student-Teachers in Hong Kong and Singapore
Seng, Quek Khiok; Keung, Ho Kwok; Cheng, Soh Kay
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v38 n1 p71-86 Jan 2008
This study attempts to uncover the beliefs regarding various aspects of creativity among trainee-teachers in Hong Kong and Singapore. Trainee-teachers from Hong Kong (N = 188) and Singapore (N = 127) completed a questionnaire on beliefs about creativity. The 30-item questionnaire covering 15 aspects of beliefs regarding creativity was presented to the respondents as a set of six-point Likert scales. Through factor analysis, creativity was found to have five dimensions: (1) physiology, (2) generality, (3) culture, (4) individuality and (5) youth. Hong Kong respondents were found to hold more rigid views of creativity than their Singaporean counterparts. In particular, Hong Kong respondents believed more strongly that creativity is dependent on birth order, effort, health, logical thinking and youth and that there is a critical period beyond which creativity may not develop. (Contains 3 tables. Items of the "What Do You Think of Creativity Scale" is appended.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Singapore