Climate for creativity: A quantitative review

Samuel Todd Hunter, Katrina E. Bedell, Michael D. Mumford

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Abstract

Creativity is commonly held to emerge from an interaction of the person and the situation. In studies of creativity, situational influences are commonly assessed by using climate measures. In the present effort, a meta-analysis was conducted to examine 42 prior studies in which the relationships between climate dimensions, such as support and autonomy, and various indices of creative performance were assessed. These climate dimensions were found to be effective predictors of creative performance across criteria, samples, and settings. It was found, moreover, that these dimensions were especially effective predictors of creative performance in turbulent, high-pressure, competitive environments. The implications of these findings for understanding environmental influences on creativity and innovation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-90
Number of pages22
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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Hunter, Samuel Todd ; Bedell, Katrina E. ; Mumford, Michael D. / Climate for creativity : A quantitative review. In: Creativity Research Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 69-90.
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In: Creativity Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 69-90.

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