An Exploration of Some Antecedents and Consequences of Creative Self-Efficacy: The Role of Achievement Goals, Enjoyment and Divergent Thinking

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We examined the role of task-, self- and other-approach achievement goals and enjoyment as antecedents of creative self-efficacy and the influence of creative self-efficacy on divergent thinking scores among children from Mexico. Participants completed a battery of questionnaires measuring achievement goals, creative self-efficacy, enjoyment and divergent thinking skills. We used Structural Equation Modelling to test our hypotheses, treating the variables as latent. Results showed a positive influence of other-approach achievement goals and enjoyment on creative self-efficacy. The influence of creative self-efficacy on divergent thinking scores was not significant. The implications of our results are discussed.

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