HABITS OF MIND AS PREDICTORS OF CREATIVE PERSONALITY: THE MEDIATION EFFECT OF CREATIVE SELF-EFFICACY AND CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The terminal objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of habits of mind (i.e. taking responsible risks, thinking flexibility, thinking about thinking [metacognition], persistence, striving for accuracy, creative self-efficacy and creative environment), on the creative personality. The questionnaire, which included eight scales, was administered to a sample of 205 secondary school students in the State of Kuwait. Data were analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The results revealed that: (1) habits of mind contribute to the creative personality; (2) the creative environment and creative self-efficacy contribute to the creative personality; (3) the creative environment mediates the relationship between habits of mind (i.e. taking responsible risks, thinking flexibility, persistence and striving for accuracy) and the creative personality; and (4) creative self-efficacy mediates the relationship between habits of mind (i.e. taking responsible risks and persistence) and the creative personality.