The objective of this study is to characterize and compare the levels of creativity and the thinking and creating styles on a sample of 210 Management, Architecture, and Music university students considering their gender and age. The present study also aims to analyze the possible correlation between the levels of creativity and thinking and creating styles. The Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production and the Portuguese version of Thinking and Creating Styles Scale were used. The difference between means showed that Architecture students had higher levels of creativity than Management students. The analysis of the thinking and creating styles showed that only the students aged 18-24 years were more Cautious/Reflective. A strong negative correlation between the levels of creativity and the Cautious/Reflective style was found for the entire sample; a strong positive correlation between the levels of creativity and the Non-Conforming/Transformer style was found for the management students. We suggest critical reflection on the figurative nature and the social desirability of the tests used, as well as on the possible importance of special training in a certain area (e.g. Architecture) to explain the variance in creativity and in thinking and creating styles.
|Translated title of the contribution||Creativity and thinking and creating styles in future managers, musicians, and architects|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Estudos de Psicologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2016|