Examining the Relationship between Mother-Child Attachment Styles and Creativity
Keywords:Creativity, Attachment styles, The Torrance creativity test
This study was conducted to determine the relationship between attachment styles and creativity. The relational survey model, one of the general survey models, was used in the study. The sample of the study consists of a total of 301 children, 153 girls, and 148 boys, between the ages of 7-11, studying in four different primary schools in Konya province Selcuklu district. The Torrance Creativity Test was used to determine children's creativity and the Experiences in Close Relationships -II- Middle Childhood Scale was used to determine their attachment styles. The scales were administered to the children individually. The scores the children got from the scales were converted into standard scores. Correlation (Pearson) and Regression analysis was conducted with the obtained data using SPSS 21 package program. According to the findings, a significant negative relationship was found between Figural creativity and anxious and avoidant attachment styles, but no significant relationship was found with verbal creativity. As a result of the regression analysis, while avoidant attachment style significantly predicted the sub-scale of formal creativity, it did not significantly predict anxious attachment style.
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