Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Victoria L. Pace
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Jesse S. Michel
Third Advisor's Name
creativity, industrial/organizational psychology, personality, individual differences, organizational climate, motivation, polychronicity, creative self-efficacy, big five
Date of Defense
This study examined the relationship between several individual differences (openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, creative self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, and polychronicity) and creativity. It also examined how the organizational climate (support for creativity) moderated the relationship between the individual differences and creativity. All the individual differences except for polychronicity were positively correlated with creativity as well as support for creativity. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) found that the individual differences explained 58% of the variance in creativity and that support for creativity moderated the relationship between conscientiousness and creativity and between extraversion and creativity. Because of noticed similarity between creativity and creative self-efficacy items, a factor analysis was done which confirmed some overlap. Implications of the findings of this paper are discussed.
Reaves, Angela C., "The Role of the Environment in the Individual Difference and Creativity Relationship" (2012). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 686.