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A Meta-Analysis of the Relation between Creative Self-Efficacy and Different Creativity Measurements

Haase, Jennifer and Hoff, Eva V and Hanel, Paul HP and Innes-Ker, Åse (2018) 'A Meta-Analysis of the Relation between Creative Self-Efficacy and Different Creativity Measurements.' Creativity Research Journal, 30 (1). ISSN 1040-0419

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Abstract

This meta-analysis investigated the relations between creative self-efficacy (CSE) and creativity measures and hypothesized that self-assessed questionnaires would have a different relation to self-efficacy beliefs compared to other creativity tests. The meta-analysis synthesized 60 effect sizes from 41 papers (overall N = 17226). Taken as a whole, the relation between CSE and creativity measures was of medium size (r = .39). Subgroup analyses revealed that self-rated creativity correlated higher with self-efficacy (r = .53). The relation with divergent thinking (DT) tests was weak (r = .23). Creativity scales had a medium size relation (r = .43), and was stronger than the relation to verbal performance tasks (r = .27) and figural performance tasks (r = .19). In a comparison between measures focusing on the creative person (r = .47), the creative product (r = .32), and the creative process (r = .27), the person aspect was most strongly linked to CSE. Thus, the relation between self-efficacy and creativity measures is dependent on the type of measurement used, emphasizing the need for researchers to distinguish between different instruments—not the least between self-report scales and more objective test procedures. Conceptual implications are discussed and critique concerning the creativity concept is brought up.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 12:44
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31094

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