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Creativity and narrative task performance: An exploratory study.

Albert, Álbert and Kormos, Judith (2004) Creativity and narrative task performance: An exploratory study. Language Learning, 54 (2). pp. 277-310. ISSN 0023-8333

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    The aim of this article is to investigate the effect of creativity on performance in oral narrative tasks. Participants in the study were Hungarian learners whose creativity was measured with a standardized creativity test. We examined the relationships among 3 aspects of creativity—originality, flexibility, and creative fluency—and different measures of task performance. The findings suggest that the 3 components of creativity have a differential effect on the measures of task performance. Creative fluency was positively correlated with the quantity of talk. Originality was negatively related to the quantity of talk, and positive correlations were found between originality and the complexity of narratives. The magnitude of the correlations indicates that creativity affects participants’ output in narrative tasks only moderately.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Language Learning
    Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published in Language Learning, 54 (2), 2004. (c) Wiley.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 10907
    Deposited By: Dr Judit Kormos
    Deposited On: 31 Jul 2008 09:21
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 14 May 2016 01:02
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