Toward Untangling Creative Self-Beliefs

Ronald A. Beghetto, Maciej Karwowski

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In this chapter, we argue that the way researchers (including ourselves) have conceptualized and measured creative self-beliefs may blur important distinctions among these beliefs. We focus our discussion on three key self-beliefs: creative self-efficacy, creative metacognition, and creative self-concept. More specifically, we aim to clarify how these beliefs are conceptually distinct, highlight key areas of conceptual overlap, and offer our recommendations on how researchers might revise or develop new measures that are more aligned with these conceptualizations. Implications for theory and research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Creative Self
Subtitle of host publicationEffect of Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Mindset, and Identity
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128097908
ISBN (Print)9780128099056
StatePublished - Feb 23 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Conceptual confusion
  • Creative identity
  • Creative metacognition
  • Creative self-beliefs
  • Creative self-concept
  • Creative self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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