The Relation between Mothers’ Personality Traits and Daughters’ Creativity

Document Type : Research Paper



One of the influential factors totally in whole life is creativity. With respect to great importance of creativity in human activities and functions, exploring the components of this construct becomes a research appeal. Therefore, the aim of the present study is investigating the relation of personality characteristics of the mothers with their daughters’ creativity. 360 female high school students of Qazvin city were selected by multi-session random sampling months. They Administered the Abedi Creativity Assessment Test in one session. In addition, their mothers filled out NEO-FFI-R. The results of Pearson’s correlation test showed that there were significant positive relations between mothers’ extraversion with flexibility and total creativity scores of their daughters and mothers’ contientiousness with innovation, fluidness, flexibility, expansion and total creativity scores of their daughters. Moreover, mothers’ neuroticism had negative significant relations with innovation, fluidness, flexibility and total creativity scores of their daughters. In conclusion, the findings of the present study indicate mothers’ extraversion and contientiousness to have positive relations with their daughters’ creativity and mothers’ neuroticism has negative relationship with their daughters’ creativity. In other words personality profile of mothers plays a main role in the formation of creativity of theirs daughters.