Individual Differences in Ideational Behavior: Can the Big Five and Psychometric Intelligence Predict Creativity Scores?

Batey, Mark; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas and Furnham, Adrian. 2010. Individual Differences in Ideational Behavior: Can the Big Five and Psychometric Intelligence Predict Creativity Scores? Creativity Research Journal, 22(1), pp. 90-97. ISSN 1040-0419 [Article]

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This study explored the extent to which ideational behavior (IB; Runco, Plucker, & Lim, 2000-2001), an indicator of creativity, is related to established individual differences in personality traits (Five Factor Model or FFM; Costa & McCrae, 1992), fluid (gf) and intelligence (IQ). A total of 158 (112 female) college students from British and American universities took part in this study. Bivariate correlations showed that IB was significantly associated with Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness (negatively), and gf. Hierarchical regression analysis showed personality to be a better predictor of IB than was intelligence. Cognitive ability measures only accounted for 4% of the variance in IB, whereas the Big Five superfactors explained an additional 22% of the variance (with gender explaining a further 3%). Furthermore, selected personality facets of Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness, explained the largest amount of variance in IB, namely 35%. Results are discussed with regard to the theoretical implications of the taxonomic place of IB in the wider realm of individual differences constructs.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/10400410903579627

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

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2010Published

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4905

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2011 14:34

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2016 15:37

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4905

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