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Zmotywowana kreatywność: synergia motywacyjna postawy twórczej młodzieży
Motivated creativity: motivational synergy of youths creative attitude

Author(s): Jacek Gralewski, Maciej Karwowski
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: creative attitude; motivational synergy; creativity

Summary/Abstract: In the article the hypothesis of motivational synergy in creative attitude has been formulated and confirmed. This hypothesis assumes that for development of characteristics important for creativity both intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations are important. In the study realized on large sample of high school students (N = 589), creative and imitative attitudes were measured using KANH questionnaire and motivational orientations using Polish adaptation of WPI done by K a r wowsk i (2009a). It was found that extrinsic motivation is a significant positive predictor of conformity and algorithmic behavior, in case of nonconformity and heuristic behavior relationships were opposite — intrinsic motivation were positively related and extrinsic motivation related negatively. However significant interactive effect was found, confirming motivational synergy hypothesis. In case of people with high level of intrinsic motivation increasing of extrinsic motivation influenced students’ creativity positively. Educational implications of the results are discussed.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 36 (1)
  • Page Range: 45-58
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish