AUTHOR : 정옥분, 김경은, 박연정
INFORMATION : page. 35~60 / 2006 Vol.13 No.1
The purpose of this study was to investigate how adolescent‘s creativity related to his or her self-esteem and self-efficacy. The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking(Torrance, 1990), the Self-perception profile(Park, 1995), and the General Self-efficacy Scale(Kim, 1997) were administered to 262 middle school students around the capital city. The Data were analyzed by Cronbach α tests, means, standard deviations, t-tests, Pearson\'s Correlations, and canonical correlation analyses. The results of this study as follows: 1. The creativity, self-esteem and self-efficacy of adolescents have achieved above the normal level of expectance. 2. The differences between the two sexes were identified by their academic and physical abilities, behavior and characteristics. 3. The adolescent\'s creativity was presumably associated with self esteem and self efficacy. There was a positive relationships among adolescent\'s creativity, self esteem and self-efficacy and the relationships among the subscales of the three variables were also significant. 4. After further examination, canonical correlation analysis indicated that the Abstractness of Titles was the most powerful predictor of an adolescent\'s self-esteem and self-efficacy. Other influential factors were Creative Strength, Elaboration, and Resistance to Premature Closure. Among self-esteem and self-efficacy factors the best predicted one by creativity was Self-control Efficacy, the next ones were Behavioral Conduct, Scholastic Competence, Task Preference and Social Acceptance.