Main Article Content
Creativity is a human resource that allows individuals to solve problems in a new way and propose changes. It is related to creative self-efficacy that regards individual belief to be creative. The present study explored the effects of a training to enhance creativity and creative self-efficacy in 34 Italian children, aged between 8 and 10 years and divided in two groups: Group1 (training) and Group2 (no training). Test of Divergent Thinking and the Creative Self-efficacy Scale were modified for Italian children. After training, Group1 increased inflexibility, elaboration and title production; and Group2increased in titles production; all children showed higher levels of self-efficacy than before training. After training, positive relationships between creative self-efficacy, elaboration and titles production emerged for Group1.
Keywords: Creativity, self-efficacy, training, children.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).