Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure


Buy Article:

$39.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Sixty-seven undergraduates completed the NEO-Personality Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1985), the Rebelliousness Questionnaire (McDermott, 1987) and an author-devised creativity checklist. Reactive rebelliousness correlated positively with NEO-neurotic hostility (r = 0.52, p < .001) and negatively with NEO-openness to experience subscales (actions', r = −0.21, p =0.46; ‘ideas”, r = −0.31, p = 0.005) but not with frequency of self-reported creative interests and activities. A disaggregated measure of creative activities however, demonstrated a positive association between number of creative literary acts and proactive rebelliousness scores (r = 0.25, p = 0.02). All six NEO-openness subscales correlated positively with self-reported creative activities; five did so with creative interests. Specifically, openness to fantasy and openness to aesthetic experience correlated notably with creative activities (r = 0.45, p < 0.0005; r = 0.41, p < 0.005) and interests (r = 0.45, p < 0.0005; r = 0.5, p <0.0005). Thus, openness, as McCrae & Costa (1985) hypothesise, was highly predictive of self-reported creative acts and interests.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1998

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more