Leisure Motivation and Creativity in Science, Arts and Fine Arts Students

Author: Sidra tul Muntaha

Supervisor: Syeda Fatima Hasnain & Rukhsana Kausar, Ph.D

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The relationship between leisure motivation and creativity in Science, Arts
and Fine Arts Students was explored in the present study. It was
hypothesized that leisure motivation and creativity would be positively
correlated with each other while leisure motivation would be a predictor of
creativity. It was further hypothesized that Science, Arts and Fine Arts
Students were likely to differ on leisure motivation and creativity. A
sample of 190 participants with an age range of 19-25 years (N = 21.82,
SD = 1.49) was taken from different departments of University of the
Punjab and Government College University, Lahore which come under the
faculty of Science, Arts and Fine Arts Leisure Motivation Scale (Beard &
Ragheb, 1983) and Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (Kaufman,
2012) were used to assess leisure motivation and creativity respectively.
The findings of this study have revealed that leisure motivation is not only
positively correlated with creativity but also strongly predicts it. The
two-way ANOVA revealed that main effect of gender was significant for
artistic creativity only. However main effects
of fields were significant for self/everyday, performance and mechanical
creativity. Similarly the interaction effect of Gender with Fields was also
significant for self/everyday, performance and mechanical creativity. With
the help of outcomes of this study consideration should be given to the
utilization of leisure time effectively so that students can enhance their
creative skills and contribute in their respective academic fields creatively
and innovatively.

Keywords: Leisure Motivation, Creativity, Academic Fields.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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