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ERIC Number: EJ997679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Relationships between State and Trait Anxiety with Verbal and Graphic Creativity in Students in compulsory Secondary Education
de Acedo-Baquedano, Maria Teresa Sanz; de Acedo-Lizarraga, Maria Luisa Sanz
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v10 n3 p1123-1138 2012
Introduction: The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between state and trait anxiety and verbal and graphic creativity, as well as how the two types of anxiety contribute to predicting creativity in students of Compulsory Secondary Education. Method: The study was conducted with 89 subjects of both sexes between the ages of 12 and 14. The State/Trait Anxiety Inventory was applied, consisting of two independent scales that measure transitory situations and general experiences of stress, and the "Prueba de Imaginacion Creativa" [Test of Creative Imagination], which assesses two types of creativity in their verbal and graphic manifestations, and creative imagination or total creativity. Results: The results showed a negative, statistically significant relationship between both types of anxiety and verbal and graphic creativity; the relationship with trait anxiety being stronger and more significant. However, neither state anxiety nor trait anxiety was a good predictor of verbal and graphic creativity and creative imagination, although the first was more predictive than the second. Discussion and conclusions: The research findings are interesting because of the data they contribute regarding the relationship between anxiety and creativity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale; State Trait Anxiety Inventory