Mapping Dimensions of Creativity in the Life-Space

Academic Article


  • Three studies examined content dimensions of creativity. A life-report questionnaire was developed to measure everyday, artistic, and intellectual creativity. Multiple life areas were assessed, including self-presentation, education and work, arts and crafts, culture and media consumption, everyday relations and activities, and memberships in groups that encourage creativity. Study 1 indicated that everyday creativity could be empirically distinguished from artistic creativity. Factor analyses in Studies 2 and 3 identified three broad dimensions of creativity in college students and professional adults: creative life-style, arts, and intellectual achievement. Both similarities and differences among these dimensions were observed in relation to gender and personality traits. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
  • Authors

  • Ivcevic, Zorana
  • Mayer, John D.
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2009
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 152
  • End Page

  • 165
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 2-3