Sprawność osobowości. Kontrowersje wokół ogólnego czynnika osobowości twórczej
Efficacy of personality. General Factor of Creative Personality
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Further analyses of the factorial structure of the Creative Behavior Questionnaire (an operational definition of the author’s model of The Styles of Creative Behavior) are presented in the article together with the discussion of the existence of general factor of personality. The five-factor pattern isolated so far (N=1390, principal components, Varimax rotation) – 1 Internal Locus of Evaluation, 2. Flexibility of Cognitive Structure, 3. Self-realization, 4. Strength of Ego, and 5. Life Approval, has been checked on a new sample of subjects (entrepreneurs, managers and control groups: N=730). New exploratory factor analysis (principal components, Varimax rotation) has confirmed the stability of first four factors, while the confirmatory analysis (SEM) has shown that four-factor model is satisfactorily fitted to the observed variance-covariance matrix. The goodness-of-fit index (GFI) is equal 0,919: The root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA)=0,042, and the Incremental fit index Delta2)= 0,920. In the next step the hierarchical confirmatory analysis has revealed (GFI=0,917, RMSEA=0,042, Delta2=0,917) the existence of the General Factor of Creative Personality (an apex of creativity) that was interpreted as the efficacy of personality, i.e. the main mechanism that integrates human’s endeavours. The articles ends with the discussion of significance of the finding for the theory of creativity.
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