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ERIC Number: EJ894233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Creativity and Tolerance of Ambiguity: An Empirical Study
Zenasni, Franck; Besancon, Maud; Lubart, Todd
Journal of Creative Behavior, v42 n1 p61-73 2008
This study examines the relationship between creativity and tolerance of ambiguity. Participants were parents and their adolescent children. Three measures of creativity were used: a divergent thinking task, a story-writing task and self-evaluation of creative attitudes and behavior. Participants completed two self-report measures of tolerance of ambiguity: the short version of the "Measurement of Ambiguity Tolerance" (Norton, 1975; Zenasni & Lubart, 2001) and the "Behaviour Scale of Tolerance/Intolerance for Ambiguity" (Stoycheva, 1998, 2003). Tolerance of ambiguity was significantly and positively related to creativity. Creativity of parents was related to their adolescents' creativity. However, parents' tolerance of ambiguity was not related to adolescents' tolerance of ambiguity or creativity. (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France