Toward dynamizing the measurement of creative confidence beliefs

Maciej Karwowski, Mi Hyun Han, Ronald A. Beghetto

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Creativity researchers have typically assessed creative confidence beliefs (i.e., confidence to think and act creatively) using static, domain-general measures. In this article, we report on two studies that illustrate how more dynamic, task-specific, and microlongitudinal approaches can offer new insights into the nature of these beliefs. More specifically, Study 1 demonstrates how using dynamic and task-specific measures can help researchers clarify predictors of creative confidence, test mediational models, and identify factors associated with different categories in the accuracy of creative confidence beliefs. Study 2 provides an example of how researchers can use a microlongitudinal approach to assess changes in creative confidence and related variables (e.g., emotions) across different time intervals of a creative task, which includes exploring patterns of cross-lagged effects. We close by discussing how the use of more dynamic approaches to studying creative confidence beliefs can be used by creativity scholars to advance theory and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Creative confidence
  • Creative self-beliefs
  • Cross-lagged models
  • Dynamic measures
  • Emotions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Applied Psychology


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