ERIC Number: EJ1128715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Creativity and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis
Gajda, Aleksandra; Karwowski, Maciej; Beghetto, Ronald A.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v109 n2 p269-299 Feb 2017
This article reports on a meta-analysis of 120 studies (total N = 52,578; 782 effects) examining the relationship between creativity and academic achievement in research conducted since the 1960s. Average correlation between creativity and academic achievement was r = 0.22, 95% CI [0.19, 0.24]. An analysis of moderators revealed that this relationship was constant across time but stronger when creativity was measured using creativity tests compared to self-report measures and when academic achievement was measured using standardized tests rather than grade point average. Moreover, verbal tests of creativity yielded significantly stronger relationships with academic achievement than figural tests. Theoretical and practical consequences are discussed.
Descriptors: Creativity, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis, Correlation, Creativity Tests, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Creative Thinking, Standardized Tests, Creative Activities, Effect Size, Polish, Foreign Countries, Grade Point Average
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking