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Ильиных А. Е., Асанова Н. В. Specificity of the Association between Self-Actualization and Psychometric Creativity. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2017, vol. , iss. 1, pp. 80-?. DOI:

Specificity of the Association between Self-Actualization and Psychometric Creativity


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.


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