Creativity Self-Efficacy and Its Correlates

  • Ai-Girl TanEmail author
  • Tianchang Li
  • Heinz Neber


Five hundred and forty-five Chinese students participated in the study aimed to examine multidimensionality of creativity self-efficacy and its personal (e.g. personality) and contextual (e.g. classroom environment) correlates. Nearly all aspects in the Big Five model (openness, extraversion, conscientious and agreeableness) were found to have significant, positive correlations with creativity self-efficacy. It was inconclusive if mastery approach or performance approach was a good predictor of creativity self-efficacy. Individualistic value was better than collectivistic value as a predictor of various dimensions of creativity self-efficacy. Students high in creativity self-efficacy scored higher in after-school academic, group activities and entertainment than their low creativity self-efficacious counterparts did.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of psychologyLudwig-Maximilians-Universitaet of MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Department of Educational SciencesUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU)MunichGermany

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