Specificity of the Association between Self-Actualization and Psychometric Creativity

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The study attempted to examine the association between creativity measured by divergent thinking tests, and self-actualization. The empirical base was 120 students (100 females, 17 to 22 years of age). The following assessment methods were administered: Self-actualization questionnaire (A. V. Lazukin), E. Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Remote Associates Test (S. Mednick), Purpose-in-Life Orientations Test (D. A. Leontyev), Questionnaire «Empathy» (V. Boyko), and Self-esteem scale (Dembo – Rubinstein). Previous findings show the similarity of characteristics of creative and self-actualizing personality. In our study, correlation and regression analysis showed that psychometric creativity is not associated with characteristics of selfactualizing personality, emphasizing the purpose-in-life orientations, empathy and self-esteem. The personality’s differences between creative and self-actualizing people are discussed.

DOI: 
10.18500/2304-9790-2017-6-1-80-84
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