| Published: June 29, 2017
A Study of Creativity in the Context of Achievement Motivation, Fatalism and Risk-taking Behaviour of Class Xth School Goers
The present investigation was an attempt to determine the influence of academic achievement motivation, locus of control and risk-taking behaviour and their various interactions on the verbal creativity of the students. A sample of 274 students studying in Class X was taken randomly from 7 higher secondary schools of Patna town of Bihar (84 boys and 190 girls). Three verbal subtests namely, the seeing problems test, the unusual uses test and the consequences test of the battery of ‘Tests of Creativity’ standardized by B.K. Passi, Academic Achievement Motivation Test developed by T.R. Sharma, Locus of Control Scale developed by Roma Pal and a Verbal Measure of Risk Taking developed by N.P. Chaubay were administered on the sample for data collection. 2x2x2 Factorial Design ANOVA was employed where in creativity was taken as the dependent variable and two levels for the independent variables such as, academic achievement motivation, locus of control and risk-taking behaviour were determined on the basis of their median scores. Academic achievement motivation and locus of control were found to exert significant influence on the creativity of the students whereas, risk-taking behaviour and interactions between academic achieving motivation and locus of control, academic achieving motivation and risk-taking behaviour, locus of control and risk-taking behaviour and interaction among all the three independent variables were not found to have significant influence on the verbal creativity of the subjects.
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© 2017 Kishore K
Received: February 27, 2017; Revision Received: May 28, 2017; Accepted: June 29, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 5, April-June, 2017