Leisure Motivation and Mood as Predictors of Creativity in Fine Arts Students

Author: Asma Majeed
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2014-2016
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

The present study aimed to examine the relationship among leisure motivation, mood and creativity in fine arts students. It was hypothesized that there are likely to be positive relationship among leisure motivation, mood and creativity. Furthermore, it was also hypothesized that leisure motivation and mood are likely to predict creativity. Correlation research design and convenient sampling technique was used. The sample comprised of 150 fine arts students (N = 150) including (n = 76 males, n = 74 females) with the age range from 18-25 years (M= 21.52, SD = 1.75) and was taken from the College of Arts and Design, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Leisure Motivation Scale (Beard and Ragheb, 1983), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (Watson, Clark and Tellegen, 1988) and Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (Kaufman, 2012) were employed to measure research variables. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Hierarchical Regression and Independent sample t-test were applied to check hypotheses. Results showed that leisure motivation and mood were significantly positively correlated with creativity. Leisure motivation and mood were found to be predict of creativity. Males and females were equally creative as no gender differences were found in creativity. The findings suggested that high leisure motivation and positive mood increase creativity and innovation in fine arts students.

Keywords: Leisure Motivation, Mood, Creativity.

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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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