Parental Attitudes and Behaviors and Children’s Creativity

Sing Lau, Apple C. Y. Au, Toby M. Y. Tong, Jelena C. Y. Poon, Julia W. S. Wan


Parental reactions are related to children creativity. To examine the relationship, two steps of research were constructed in the present study. One was a quantitative, journal-article search, another was a qualitative, book search. The first study was to develop scenarios as indicators for the second study to interview parents. Results showed that parents were keen on using children’s correct scenarios as indicators of creativity. They were also high on including children’s wide indicators. Findings from other social scenarios lent further support to the relationship. The present study provided new evidence in the creativity of parent-children search as well as for parents to watch out for new ways to develop children’ creativity development.

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