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ERIC Number: EJ948818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Creativity and Intuition Revisited
Dollinger, Stephen J.; Palaskonis, Dimitra G.; Pearson, Jodi L.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v38 n4 p244-259 2004
This study used the recently revised Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a variety of validated creativity measures to replicate a classic finding--that sensing-intuition predicts creativity--and to evaluate whether the other MBTI scales add to the prediction of creativity. 94 undergraduates completed the MBTI (form M self-scorable) and criterion measures including the Creative Personality Scale, an abbreviated Creative Behavior Inventory (self-reported past accomplishments) and the Test of Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (creative product ratings using consensual assessment). Results showed that intuition predicted all three criteria but that, contrary to expectation from past research, judging-perceiving did not add to the prediction model. Thinking-feeling emerged as a possible suppressor variable. We suggest that judging-perceiving predicts creativity as an artifact of its relation with intuition and that the combination of intuition and feeling best characterizes high scorers on a composite creativity measure. (Contains 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
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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 - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator