The Road to Creative Achievement: A Latent Variable Model of Ability and Personality Predictors
Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2013
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European Journal of Personality
Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 95–105, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Jauk, E., Benedek, M. and Neubauer, A. C. (2014), The Road to Creative Achievement: A Latent Variable Model of Ability and Personality Predictors. Eur. J. Pers., 28: 95–105. doi: 10.1002/per.1941
- Issue online: 11 FEB 2014
- Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 2013
- creative achievement;
- creative activities;
- creative potential;
- structural equation modelling (SEM)
This study investigated the significance of different well-established psychometric indicators of creativity for real-life creative outcomes. Specifically, we tested the effects of creative potential, intelligence, and openness to experiences on everyday creative activities and actual creative achievement. Using a heterogeneous sample of 297 adults, we performed latent multiple regression analyses by means of structural equation modelling. We found openness to experiences and two independent indicators of creative potential, ideational originality and ideational fluency, to predict everyday creative activities. Creative activities, in turn, predicted actual creative achievement. Intelligence was found to predict creative achievement, but not creative activities. Moreover, intelligence moderated the effect of creative activities on creative achievement, suggesting that intelligence may play an important role in transforming creative activities into publically acknowledged creative achievements. This study supports the view of creativity as a multifaceted construct and provides an integrative model illustrating the potential interplay between its different facets. © 2013 The Authors. European Journal of Personality published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of European Association of Personality Psychology.