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Ivcevic, Zorana; Moeller, Julia; Menges, Jochen; Brackett, Marc – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
In a national study of employees across industries (N = 14,645), we examined the role of supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior for employee opportunity to grow, their affect at work, and creativity/innovation at work. Employees reported on their supervisors' emotionally intelligent behavior (perceiving, using, understanding, and managing…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Employee Attitudes
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Mundim, Maria Célia Bruno; Wechsler, Solange Muglia; Morais, Maria de Fátima – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
There is increasing recognition of the importance of creativity for social development. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were differences among Brazilian and Portuguese women recognized for their creative excellence in relation to the psychological and environmental factors that might impact their achievements. The sample…
Descriptors: Creativity, Cross Cultural Studies, Females, Foreign Countries
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Lei, Weina; Deng, Wenbo; Zhu, Rongjuan; Runco, Mark A.; Dai, David Yun; Hu, Weiping – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Two studies investigated the effects of cognitive and school environmental factors on adolescents' creative performance. The first study tested the effects of expected evaluation and cognitive style on creativity among 89 high school students. The second study tested the effects of evaluation type and cognitive style on creativity among 92 high…
Descriptors: Creativity, Cognitive Style, Environmental Influences, High School Students
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Lai, Yu-Chun; Peng, Shu-Ling; Huang, Po-Sheng; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
This study aims to examine the impact of affective states and affective shifts on ideation and evaluation of creativity. Affects were induced by a two-stage imagination procedure of recalling autobiographical experiences. Three periods of divergent thinking were measured to represent the participants' creative ideation at different times. Creative…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Psychological Patterns, Creative Thinking, Concept Formation
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McAnally, Helena M.; Forsyth, Bridget J.; Taylor, Marjorie; Reese, Elaine – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Do adolescents remember imaginary companions (ICs) from early childhood? Researchers interviewed 46 adolescent participants in a prospective longitudinal study about their ICs from early childhood (age 5 1/2). The existence of one or more ICs was documented in early childhood for 48% of children (G. Trionfi & E. Reese, 2009). At age 16, most…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Imagination, Memory, Early Experience
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Elisondo, Romina Cecilia – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
This article introduces the Creative Actions Scale (CAS), a Spanish self-report assessment of individual differences in creative actions. The CAS consists of independent scales that assess the frequency of engagement in everyday creative actions across seven domains: Literature, Plastic Arts and Crafts, Science and Technology, Scenic Arts, Music,…
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Individual Differences, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Acar, Selcuk; Neumayer, Michelle; Burnett, Cynthia – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
This study explored the relationship between social media (SM) use and creativity. The data collected from 407 participants included indicators such as time spent using SM, frequency of SM use, purposes for using SM, and the nature of SM use. The data involved two aspects of creativity: ideational behavior and creative activity and accomplishment.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Media, Creativity, Creative Activities
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Schilling, Anna; Celik, Pinar; Storme, Martin – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
In a dynamic labor market, it is important to help people combine information and generate creative solutions to cope with complex career challenges. In the present research, we apply the theory of information structure to creative career idea generation and hypothesize that flat information structures--that is, structures in which the information…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation
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Lemmetty, Soila; Collin, Kaija – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Under conditions of rapid changes in working life, there is an urgent need to examine the nature of creativity and learning in organizations. The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of self-directed learning (SDL) practices in creative activity in technology-based work. We focus on both individual and collective practices but also on…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Creative Activities, Technology, Employment
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Frith, Emily; Ponce, Pamela; Loprinzi, Paul D. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
The primary objective of this study was to contribute to the growing research discipline investigating the effects of physical exercise on divergent thinking creativity performance. Thirty-two students participated in this two-visit, within-subject intervention. Individuals consented to participate in two randomized, and counterbalanced,…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Concept Formation, Abstract Reasoning
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Sun, Cuicui; Zhou, Zhijin; Yu, Quanlei; Gong, Shaoying; Yi, Liu; Cao, Yang – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
The present study explores the effect of perceived teacher support on three forms of thinking related to creativity. Tests of convergent thinking (by means of the Remote Associates Test), insight thinking (explored through a brain-teaser test), and divergent thinking (by means of a verbal creativity test) were given to 512 middle school students…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Influence, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students
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Xia, Zhichen; Yang, Fan; Xu, Qingyu – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Despite numerous studies demonstrating that authoritarian leadership and benevolent leadership exert incompatible influence on an individual's creativity, the combined effects of authoritarian leadership and benevolent leadership on an individual's creativity and the related mechanisms have yet to be explained. This study tests a model that…
Descriptors: Creativity, Authoritarianism, Leadership Styles, Graduate Students
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Weatherford, Dawn R.; Esparza, Lemira V.; Tedder, Laura J.; Smith, Olivia K. H. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Functional fixedness involves difficulty with conceptualizing creative object uses. When it obstructs problem-solving, individuals must reframe their approach. We examined how different training techniques--chunk decomposition (i.e., considering an object's basic parts and physical properties) and constraint relaxation (i.e., considering an…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Kim, Tae-Yeol; David, Emily M.; Liu, Zhiqiang – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Adopting a motivational perspective on creativity, we theorized when and how perceived cognitive diversity in teams was associated with creativity by focusing on the mediating role of intrinsic motivation and the moderating role of learning orientation. We further expanded our contribution by examining these relationships at both the individual…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Diversity, Creativity, Motivation
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Zhou, Zhijin; Zhang, Hongpo; Li, Mingzhu; Sun, Cuicui; Luo, Hualin – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
Zhongyong thinking is a common approach adopted by Chinese people to solve problems encountered in life and work. Based on the four modes of zhongyong thinking proposed by Pang (Social Sciences in China, 1, 1980, 75), this study chooses the "neither A nor B" form, which represents the "mean" ([Chinese character omitted])…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Priming
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