Mark Batey

Mark Batey
Manchester Metropolitan University | MMU · MMU Business School

BSc, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Reader in Creativity & Innovation

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December 2006 - present
The University of Manchester
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (31)
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This study examined personality antecedents of idea generation when pursuing either benevolent or malevolent goals. Specifically, 308 participants completed two Divergent Thinking tests. A malevolent divergent thinking test (MDT) in which participants generated ideas to inflict revenge and a benevolent divergent thinking test (BDT) in which partici...
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This paper reports the results of an independent samples experiment designed to examine the effects of the presence of a large poster depicting a natural woodland scene on individual performance on two Divergent Thinking tasks. In comparison to the no-poster control condition, the presentation of a large poster depicting a nature scene was found to...
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This report will outline the results and policy implications from a study of key factors for encouraging creativity and innovation in the Dubai Government. Of vital importance for the realization of the potential of PPP arrangements is the further development of a facilitating internal climate and culture within the Dubai Government. An enabling en...
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The current chapter reports a systematic review of the relationship between self-perceptions of creativity and the individual difference traits of cognitive ability and personality. To structure our review, we separate out self-perceptions of creative traits, creative processes, and creative products. Our findings reveal that cognitive ability meas...
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We begin by setting the scene of personality test use in selection before defining personality, considering why it should be of value in selection, and briefly considering how we arrived at the current state of knowledge in personality research generally. We then examine the predictive validity evidence for personality in selection, considering per...
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In order to examine its higher-order factor structure, we applied confirmatory factor and invariance analysis to item level data from the US standardization sample of the 16PF5, divided into a calibration sample (N = 5,130) and a validation sample (N = 5,131). Using standard assessments of model fit, all primary factors displayed good to excellent...
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Many studies have established an association between job characteristics and anxiety and depression and noted that personality characteristics such as neuroticism likely play a role in creating or modifying these associations. Few studies, however, have explicitly tested or compared these possible alternative roles. In this study, we tested several...
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This chapter provides a short critical review of the empirical research evidence on the use of psychometrics in development. Our aim in the chapter is to help coaches to understand the science behind the utilization and potential of psychometrics and how these can be best used with clients. To that end, the final section of this chapter introduces...
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The scientific study of creativity has proven a difficult undertaking. Researchers have employed a diversity of definitions and measurement methods. As a result, creativity research is underrepresented in the literature and the findings of different studies often prove difficult to draw into a coherent body of understanding. A heuristic framework t...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the mental health literacy of students. This study is part of the growing interest in mental health literacy among young people. Design/methodology/approach – Over 400 university students indicated their knowledge of over 90 psychiatric illnesses labels derived from DSM:IV. They rated disorders on s...
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This study investigated the association between two creativity indicators: Divergent Thinking (DT) and Creative Personality (CP), and key aspects of cognitive ability, personality (Big Five), and trait emotional intelligence (trait EI or trait emotional self-efficacy). The sample consisted of 175 Spanish undergraduates and recent graduates from thr...
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Two studies are reported that used multiple measures of creativity to investigate creativity differences and correlates in arts and science students. The first study examined Divergent Thinking fluency, Self-Rated Creativity and Creative Achievement in matched groups of Art and Science students. Arts students scored higher than Science students on...
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There have been calls from individual difference researchers to connect the multiplicity of constructs within the field. This study investigated relations between personality and motivation. Adult participants (N=192) completed Saucier's (1994) Mini-Markers and the Motivational Orientation Measure (Barrick, Stewart & Piotrowski, 2002). Structural e...
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This study is concerned with individual correlates of students’ preferences for different examination methods. The aim was to examine the incremental validity of learning approaches, intelligence and personality (Big Five traits) in predicting the preferences for six different assessment methods. Four hundred and ten British students from three Bri...
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This study was designed to explore sex, age, and personality differences in the way working people rated their own work competencies. A total of 723 working adults (mainly from Europe and the Middle East) completed a questionnaire which measured respondents self-assessed work competencies, self-rated intelligence, creativity, humor and ability to l...
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This study sought to examine the contribution of fluid intelligence, general knowledge and Big Five personality traits in predicting four indices of creativity: Divergent Thinking (DT) fluency, Rated DT, Creative Achievement and Self-Rated creativity and a combined Total Creativity variable. When creativity was assessed by DT test, the consistent p...
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This study explored the extent to which ideational behavior (IB; Runco, Plucker, & Lim, 2000–2001), an indicator of creativity, is related to established individual differences in personality traits (Five Factor Model or FFM; Costa & McCrae, 1992), fluid (gf) and intelligence (IQ). A total of 158 (112 female) college students from British and Ameri...
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To learn if Protestant ethic endorsement predicted intelligence controlling for the big five personality factors, 364 college students from England and the United States completed a 65-item multifaceted work ethic endorsement measure, the 50-item Wonderlic Personnel Test, and a 60-item measure of the big five personality factors. A hierarchical mul...
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The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which measures of schizotypy and intelligence predicted measures of creativity, as assessed by Divergent Thinking tests and a Word Fluency test. Eighty-five participants were tested on the Wonderlic Personnel Test, the Baddeley Reasoning Test, Thurstone's Word Fluency test, Guildford's (1967) Alt...
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Research has started to examine mediators between personality traits and health. The current research aims to investigate the roles of Trait Emotional Intelligence (Trait EI) and Work Locus of Control (WLC) as mediators of the paths between the Big Five personality traits and General Health in a sample of 328 university students (160 male). Structu...
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Two studies examined the relationships between measures of intelligence, personality and divergent thinking (DT) in student samples. Study one investigated the incremental validity of measures of IQ and fluid intelligence with the Big Five Personality Inventory with regards to DT. Significant relationships of DT to fluid intelligence, Extraversion...
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Over 3000 adult managers attending an assessment centre completed a battery of tests including three personality trait inventories (NEO-PIR; MBTI; and HDS), two ability tests (GMA, WG) and a well established measure of divergent thinking (the Consequences Test) used as the criterion variable for creativity. Regressions showed the NEO-PIR Big Five a...
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This study examined divergent thinking (DT) test scores of applicants taking part in a selection procedure for an undergraduate psychology degree (N = 370). Interviewers made six specific (creative intelligence, motivation, work habits, emotional stability, sociability, and social responsibility) and one overall recommendation rating on each candid...
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The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which a measure of multidimensional schizotypy and intelligence predicted measures of creativity, as assessed by self-rated creativity, a measure of the creative personality (CPS: Gough, 1979) and an inventory of creative behaviours. Additionally an aggregation of the three different measures; to...
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This study examined the relationship between fluid intelligence, the Big Five traits, hypomania and three measures of creativity: Divergent Thinking fluency, Self-rated creativity and the Biographical Inventory of Creative Behaviours (BICB). One hundred and twenty eight sixth-form students took part. Fluid intelligence was found to be positively as...
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The authors examined the relations among intelligence, personality, and creativity. They consider the concept and definition of creativity in conjunction with the qualifications that researchers in the field have suggested. The present authors briefly refer to historiometric studies but focus on psychometric intelligence and its relations to tests...

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We are conducting a study looking at how engagement in and enjoyment of hobbies/leisure interests mediates the relationship between personality and health...
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To produce powerful and practical research to understand the drivers and barriers to creativity and innovation in the unique context of the Gulf - with the aim of producing a mixed-methods research methodology that can be applied to other regions
Archived project
Actions and Insights - Middle East North Africa: Public Policy Perspectives, 4th Volume, (1st edn). Emerald Group Publishing, UK. ISSN: 2045-0621.