An investigation of the effects of feedback on creativity and self-confidence levels of performing arts majors and non-arts majors

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Howard Rutter Higgs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived degree of creativity and self-confidence. It was hypothesized that: (1) there is a significant, positive relationship between creativity and self-confidence; (2) variations in perceived degree of creativity will be accompanied by variations in self-confidence; (3) perceived degree of creativity is a more important determinant of self-confidence for subjects majoring in the performing arts (Group A) than for subjects majoring in some non-arts area (Group NA); and (4) both creativity and self-confidence are labile constructs which can be changed by feedback. Creativity was operationally defined as that ability measured by the Barron-Welsh Art Scale. Self-confidence was operationally defined as the personality traits measured by the Self-confidence scale of the Gough Adjective Check List (GACL).

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Creative ability
Feedback (Psychology)

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