International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Creativity and self­actualization of higher­secondary (10+2) students­An Empirical study


Mitali Panda

Purpose: Selfactualization and creativity facilitate people to become the unique and distinctive persons of single birth lights, set from all others in their selfrealizations. The study aims to understand the relationship between creativity and selfactualization with respect to gender differences, differences in curricular stream and medium of instructions. The study aims to compare individuals having high and low creativity in regard to their selfactualization.rnDesign/methodology/approach: Torrance Test of Creative thinking and standardized K. N. Sharmas Selfactualization inventory were used to identify Creativity & Selfactualization. Through personal survey, data was collected from five coeducational Bengali and English medium schools in the Metropolitan City Calcutta. A stratified random sample consisted of 400 XI grade students from science and arts streams having the age group of 16+years.rnFindings: The standardized survey instruments were used. Data was analyzed by using coefficient correlation, Partial correlation, Ftest, ttest and other descriptive statistics scors. The results of the data analysis revealed sufficient eviden e to establish a correlation between creativity and selfactualization with respect to gender difference, differences in streams and in medium of instruction.rnResearch limitations/implications It is assumed that creative thinking ability can be measured with a test like T.T.C.T. and test scores from test like Selfactualization Inventory reveal a valid measure of the selfactualization and selfactualized individuals can think with novelty, express themselves in new directions.rnPractical implications: It should therefore be ensured that children are provided with the environment and facilities conducive to the nurturing and stimulation of all that which is helpful in the development of creative faculties and qualities.rnOriginality/value: The study determine whether high creative is superior to low creative on selfactualization measure or not. It reveals whether there is any significant difference between male and female, science and arts streams, English and Bengali medium on the measure of verbal creativity and selfactualization
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Mitali Panda. Creativity and self­actualization of higher­secondary (10+2) students­An Empirical study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 254-260
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