ERIC Number: EJ1088475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Relationship between Parenting Styles and Creativity in a Sample of Jamaican Children
Fearon, Danielle D.; Copeland, Daelynn; Saxon, Terrill F.
Creativity Research Journal, v25 n1 p119-128 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between parenting styles and creativity among a sample of Jamaican students and their parents. A total of 54 parents and 66 students participated in the study. Results revealed that the authoritarian style of parenting is the most salient predictor of creativity in children and that this relationship was negative. In addition, parents' level of creativity was greater than that of their children and was also predictive of children's level of creativity. The creativity level of children in the sample was lower than that of the normative sample. Because creativity is linked to critical thinking, the implications of this study is especially pertinent to the Jamaican population, which is noted for its authoritarian style of parenting.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Creativity, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Parent Background, Predictive Validity, Elementary School Students, Creative Thinking, Measures (Individuals), Creative Development, Regression (Statistics), Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking