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Morningness-Eveningness Personality and Creative Thinking Among Young People Who Play Recreational Sport

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Abstract:

Morningness-eveningness personality and creative thinking were investigated in a sample of young people who play recreational sports. Results showed that male participants were more eveningness-oriented than females; evening types had lower scores in creative thinking, although these were not statistically significant; the elaboration factor of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (Torrance, 1989) was positively correlated with taking part in sport activities in the whole sample; and the elaboration and fluidity factors were negatively correlated with intermediate and morningness dispositions. The relationship between the number of hours per week of sport activity, morningness-eveningness personality, and creative thinking was also explored.

Keywords: CREATIVE THINKING; MORNINGNESS-EVENINGNESS PERSONALITY; MORNINGNESS-EVENINGNESS QUESTIONNAIRE; SPORT; TEST OF CREATIVE THINKING

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2011.39.4.503

Publication date: May 1, 2011

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