Differential effects of personality traits and environmental predictors on reproductive and creative imagination

Chaoyun Liang, Chi Cheng Chang, Yuling Hsu

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The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to analyze the effects of both personality and environmental variables on the imagination of video/film major university students; and (2) to test the mediator effect resulting from the variable of social climate. The results of this study supported both indicators of imaginative capabilities and environmental influences. The hypothesis of the study - that the variable of social climate mediates the effects of personality/environmental predictors and both types of imagination - was partially supported. The structural model also showed that most personality traits have direct effects on imagination, whereas most environmental predictors have indirect effects. Practical applications of this study were suggested, future inquiries were discussed, and limitations were acknowledged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-253
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Creative Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1



  • environmental predictors
  • imagination
  • mediating effect
  • personality traits
  • social climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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