The creative self: Do people distinguish creative self-perceptions, efficacy, and personal identity?

Heather Snyder, Paul Sowden, Paul Silvia, James Kaufman

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Abstract

There is a growing use of self-report measures of creativity with university students (Snyder, Hammond, Grohman, & Katz-Buonincontro, 2019). Creative self-perceptions, creative self-efficacy, and creative personal identity are common self-report constructs (Karwowski & Kaufman, 2017). The present study sought to determine whether participants differentiate between these constructs in their survey responses and whether there are groups of participants with different patterns of responses. Participants were 826 university students recruited from two campuses: one in the US and one in the UK. Hierarchical cluster analyses were used to determine the patterns of responses to items, and latent class analyses were used to determine whether there are different groups of participants. Results suggest that participants do not differentiate their responses by type of measure, but rather by domain. Results also suggest different groups of participants, with some groups rating themselves similarly across domains, and other groups differentiating by domain.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • creativity
  • self-assessment
  • self-efficacy
  • identity
  • creative achievement

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Snyder, H., Sowden, P., Silvia, P., & Kaufman, J. (Accepted/In press). The creative self: Do people distinguish creative self-perceptions, efficacy, and personal identity? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.