Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study aimed to investigate creativity’s influence on psychological well-being, due to identified contradictions in predominantly quantitative previous research. For a greater understanding, a phenomenological qualitative design has been used. Reflecting Ryff’s (1989) Scale of Psychological Well-being within semi-structured interviews, data was collected from 11 art students from the University of Bedfordshire. Inductive thematic analysis revealed the following themes: Creative compass, Social Interactions, Volition, Perceived achievements and self-attitude, Self-efficacy and lifestyle. Positive implications have been found on all dimensions of psychological well-being, apart from autonomy. The qualitative method of enquiry has allowed for an exploration of this effect and of further observations. Finally, it’s been recommended that future research could use a more diverse sample when exploring the topic.
"An investigation of creativity's perceived impact on psychological well-being,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol24/iss1/1