Creative personality versus Chinese personality : How distinctive are these two personality factors?

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Journal / PublicationPsychologia
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The purposes of the study were to investigate the distinctiveness of the creative personality and the Chinese personality and to examine what values Hong Kong Chinese people attached to traits of both personalities. A checklist of 60 adjectives, which consisted of traits of the creative personality, the Chinese personality and the western personality, was administered to 278 Hong Kong Chinese participants. The participants were asked to rate the importance they attached to each adjective. Results of factor analyses indicated that characteristics of the creative and Chinese personalities were perceived as distinctive by the participants. Among the top ten factors which the participants attached high values, four of them belonged to the creative personality, three of them to the Chinese personality and three of them to the Western personality. A dynamic interaction between traditional Chinese and Western values, including the creative personality, can be observed.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese personality, Creative personality

Citation Format(s)

Creative personality versus Chinese personality : How distinctive are these two personality factors? / Hui, Anna; Rudowicz, Elisabeth.

In: Psychologia, Vol. 40, No. 4, 12.1997, p. 277-285.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review