The effects of creative personality and psychological influences on imagination

Yuling Hsu, Chi-Cheng Chang, Chaoyun Liang

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Film production involves numerous imaginative tasks. These tasks are closely associated to seeing the film-that-is-to-come through what is currently completed and what can be creatively added. The present study was aimed at examining the effects of both creative personality and psychological variables on the imagination of film majors. The mediator effects of inspiration through action and intrinsic motivation were also tested. A survey (N = 865) was administered at eight universities across different regions of Taiwan. The results of this study verified factor structures of both imaginative capabilities and psychological influences. The hypothesis of the study – that the variables of both inspiration through action and intrinsic motivation function mediator roles on imagination – was partially supported. The structural model also showed that creative personality and psychological variables had both direct and indirect effects on imagination. Limitations of the study were acknowledged, and future inquiries were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-598
Number of pages12
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 2



  • creative personality
  • imagination
  • inspiration through action
  • intrinsic motivation
  • mediator effect
  • psychological influences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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