The role of personality in creativity training success: Investigating the differential effect of relaxation and ideational skills training on creative performance for introverts and extraverts

O'Connor, Peter J. (2014) The role of personality in creativity training success: Investigating the differential effect of relaxation and ideational skills training on creative performance for introverts and extraverts. In Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, 28 - 29 November 2014, Newcastle, N.S.W. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This study compared the short-term effectiveness of two creativity training programs (ideational skills vs relaxation), and assessed whether training effectiveness in each program was dependent on participant personality. Participants comprised 123 student volunteers who were allocated to one of three experimental conditions (ideation training, relaxation training, no-training control). All participants completed a range of personality measures as well as a test of creative performance both before and after training/no training. Results revealed a three-way interaction between extraversion (introverts vs. extraverts), training type (ideation skills training vs. relaxation training) and time (pre- vs. post-training), suggesting that relaxation training was particularly beneficial for introverts whereas ideation skills training was more effective for extraverts. Our results offer new evidence that the expected utility of creativity training program-types may vary according the personality of trainees. Our research has implications for organizations looking to boost creativity in the short term.

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ID Code: 99733
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creativity, Training, Introverts, Extraverts, Relaxation, Ideation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2016 22:49
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 22:49

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