| Published: September 25, 2016
Linking Hope and Emotional Creativity: Meditational Role of Positive Affect
The study was conducted to examine a potential link between Hope and Emotional creativity (EC). In this context, Positive affect (PA) was explored as a mediator in the relationship between aforementioned variables. A sample of 300 undergraduate students from different streams namely- Fine arts, Fashion & Jewellery designing, Advertising and Conventional courses (B.A, B.Sc., B.Com.) was selected for the purpose. The results revealed that there was a significant positive correlation between Hope and EC (r = 0.121, p< 0.05); Hope and PA (r = 0.446, p< 0.01) and PA and EC (r= 0.194, p< 0.01). Regression analyses and Sobel- z test were used to test the research hypotheses. Mediation analyses revealed that Positive affect fully mediated the pathway between Hope and Emotional creativity.
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© 2016 I D Sharma, R Mathur
Received: July 15, 2016; Revision Received: August 08, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016