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Kreativität und unterschiedliche Facetten der Persönlichkeit / Peter Martin Tiefenbacher
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Creativity and different facets of personality
AuthorTiefenbacher, Peter Martin
CensorFink, Andreas
PublishedGraz, 2016
Description91 Blätter
Institutional NoteKarl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Diplomarbeit, 2016
Abweichender Titel laut Übersetzung des Verfassers/der Verfasserin
Zusammenfassungen in Deutsch und Englisch
Document typeThesis (Diplom)
Keywords (GND)Kreativität / Persönlichkeitsfaktor
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubg:1-103899 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Abstract (English)

The aim of this study was to assess which specific personality factors are associated with different aspects of creativity. In an online survey of 232 students, the Big Five dimensions, the vulnerable Dark Triad (VDT: secondary psychopathy, vulnerable narcissism, borderline personality) and Kernbergs personality-organization (structural characteristics: identity-diffusion, primitive defense, reality-testing) were measured by means of psychometric instruments. These personality dimensions were investigated in relation to creativity-performance (divergent thinking tasks) and self-rated creativity. Generally, the observed associations between personality characteristics and creativity measures were only of low magnitude. Self-estimated creativity correlated positively with openness, and negatively with agreeableness. Creativity-performance showed a positive relationship with identity-diffusion, and was negatively correlated with conscientiousness. Regression analyses revealed conscientiousness, neuroticism, age and identity diffusion as significant predictors of creativity-performance. For self-rated creativity, openness, agreeableness, self-reported religiosity/ spirituality and gender turned out as significant predictor-variables. With one exception (i.e. a significant positive correlation between narcissism and idea originality) the VDT variables showed no significant positive correlation, neither with creative task performance nor with self-estimated creativity. Thus, persons with higher scores in the VDT do not differ from individuals who score low on these dimensions.

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