Self-Expressive Creativity in the Adolescent Digital Domain: Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions
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Author/sPérez Fuentes, María Del Carmen; Molero Jurado, María del Mar; Gázquez Linares, José Jesús; Oropesa Ruiz, Nieves Fátima; Simón Márquez, María del Mar; [et al.]
Background: Although self-expressive creativity is related to cyberbullying, it can also reinforce strengths that contribute to positive adolescent development. Our study concentrated on the relationships between personality traits and self-expressive creativity in the digital domain in an adolescent population. For this, we analyzed the effect of self-esteem and emotional intelligence as assets for positive development related to personality traits and self-expressive creativity. Methods: The study population included a total of 742 adolescents that were high-school students in the province of Almería, Spain. The following instruments were used: Big Five Inventory (BFI) to evaluate the five broad personality factors, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE), Expression, Management, and Emotion Recognition Evaluation Scale (TMMS-24), and the Creative Behavior Questionnaire: Digital (CBQD). Results: The cluster analysis revealed the existence of two profiles of adolescents based on their perso...