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ERIC Number: EJ781931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Crafts and Generative Expression: A Qualitative Study of the Meaning of Creativity in Women Who Make Jewelry in Midlife
Adams-Price, Carolyn E.; Steinman, Bernard A.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v65 n4 p315-333 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine beliefs about creative activity and its psychological and spiritual benefits among middle-aged women who make jewelry, using qualitative measures. Twenty-nine female participants aged 31 to 64 answered questions about the effects of jewelry making on their lives. Qualitative responses provided phenomenological evidence to indicate the role that creative activities play in achieving generativity needs, such as validation from others, and social connection (with God or to others). Creative activities were also said to reduce stress and increase self-esteem. These benefits are discussed from a developmental perspective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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