Thinking Styles, Creative Preferences, and Creative Personality among Chinese Students in Macau

  •  Kuan Chen Tsai    


A number of studies have been conducted to inspect the correlation between thinking styles and other variables. Nevertheless, there has been no prior research concerning the possible link between students’ thinking styles and their creative preferences. The purpose of the current study is twofold: seeking to determine (a) the distribution of thinking styles in Macau college students, and (b) to what extent their thinking styles correlate to their creative preferences. The results indicate that no specific thinking style dominated in our sample. Additionally, the results from zero-order correlations and hierarchical regression partially support our hypothesis in that Type I thinking has a more significant connection to creativity, whereas Type II thinking does not. These findings have important implications for educators to consider in curriculum design of how to tie to thinking styles to creative potential.

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