Nur Cayirdag's research while affiliated with University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and other places

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Teachers who foster creativity of their students bequeath one of the most crucial skills. This study aims to reveal the connection between two teacher-related factors, (i.e., creative self-efficacy and teacher efficacy), and teachers’ creativity fostering behaviors. Teachers’ creative self-efficacy could impact their creative teaching performance b...
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The present study investigated the relationship between creativity and schizophrenia with a 3-level multilevel meta-analytic approach. Analyses with 200 effect sizes obtained from 42 studies found a mean effect size of r=-0.324, 95%CI [-0.42, -0.23]. Further analyses focused on moderators and indicated that the relationship between schizophrenia an...
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The investigation replicated and extended previous research showing a negative relationship between conservatism and creative accomplishment. Conservatism was estimated, as in previous research, from voting patterns. The voting data used here were from the 2016 US Presidential election. The number of patents granted per county in the United States...
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Previous research has reported that there is a discrepancy between the creativity students display when they are in school and that which they display when they are not in school. The present investigation explored this creativity gap. A measure that captures creative activity and achievement in various domains (art, science and technology, everyda...
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The purpose of the study was to examine 1466 school principals’ opinions on six different aspects of counseling practices in K-12 public and private schools. Results indicated that there were significant differences between public and private school principals’ opinions on school counseling priorities, perceptions, academic development, and program...
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Current approaches to gifted identification suggest collecting multiple sources of evidence. Some gifted identification guidelines allow for the interchangeable use of performance and nonperformance identification methods. This multiple criteria approach lacks a strong overlap between the assessment tools; however, interchangeable use of the instru...
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between styles of humor and divergent thinking of Turkish 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Styles of humor were measured by Humor Style Questionnaire and divergent thinking was measured by Guilford's Uses Test. Two measurements were administered to 84 6th, 7th and 8th grade students....

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... respectively. Just as Çalişandemir and Tagay (2015) and Cayirdag and Acar (2010) have reported that negative correlation between aggressive and affiliative humor, also this study obtained a negative correlation between them. A significant correlation between affiliative and self-enhancing in this study is similar to the research of the findings. ...
... Diversity allows people to discuss issues from more than one perspective. In a recent study on the relationship between creativity and conservatism, Runco et al. (2017) reported that creativity was positively related with racial diversity. Also, the second characteristic tolerance was among the highly correlated personal variables. ...
Reference: Voting
... Press refers to environmental variables which may facilitate, hinder, or otherwise influence creative engagement, and process deals with how creativity happens, from start to finish (Runco & Kim, 2011). It has also been suggested that two additional "p's" be added to the framework: persuasion (Simonton, 1990) and potential (Runco, 2003;Runco & Cayirdag, 2012). These additional "p's" integrate research and observation indicating that something that is creative can or must convince others of its value, and that all individuals have creative potential that can be encouraged, even if it has not been actualized. ...
... The limited number of studies so far have focused on principal and school counselor collaboration in Turkish public and private schools and the comparison of collaboration between Turkish and American schools (Ergüner-Tekinalp, Leuwerke, & Terzi, 2009;Yavuz, Dahir, & Gumuseli, 2017). In a study of principals' views of school counselors' priorities and responsibilities in Turkish schools, Yavuz et al. (2017) found that private school principals tended to have more accurate and positive perceptions of school counselors' roles than public school principals (Yavuz et al., 2017). ...
... Seeking objective knowledge and generalisation is not the main aim of interpretive research, which is often seen as a vain pursuit (Radnor, 2001;Yau, 1995). However, efforts towards ensuring research rigour and criticality were made in this study using several methods at different stages. ...
... Namely, Positive-Impulsive and unspecified schizotypy are positively related to creativity (r = 0.14), whereas Negative-Disorganized schizotypy has a negative relationship (r = −0.09). A recent meta-analysis by Acar et al. (2018) shows that the relationship between creativity and schizophrenia is negative (r = −0.32), and the nature of the relationship is influenced by the way creativity is measured, the severity of the schizophrenia, the content of the creativity test and the patient type. ...
Reference: Meta-Analyses
... Further, rating scales emphasize the behaviors and characteristics of creatively gifted students, which may identify students who have potential yet have not demonstrated their creativity in a product. The use of teacher rating scales improves the accuracy of teachers' identification beyond a more general nomination approach by providing item or question stems describing different characteristics, behaviors, or traits related to giftedness (Acar, Sen, & Cayirdag, 2016). ...
... A recent investigation concluded that students display more creativity outside of school than inside school; something which authors called 'creativity gap' (Runco et al., 2017) In an international survey 1150 respondents consisted of teachers, students, and policymakers from 149 countries around the world, were asked the following questions: 'how well is the overall educational system in your country performing in teaching students the following: math, reading, science, technology and computer skills, teamwork, arts, physical well-being, environment responsibility, critical thinking, entrepreneurship and business, and innovation and creativity?' 75% of respondents indicated that their respective countries are doing only fair/poor job teaching innovation and creativity. Results per region showed that only 9% of East Asian countries are doing excellent/good job teaching innovation and creativity. ...
Reference: Government
... Correlation between creative self-efficacy and creative professional behaviour and performance have been widely reported for various occupations, including teaching (Alzoubi, Al Qudah, Albursan, Bakhiet & Abduljabbar, 2016;Carmeli & Schaubroeck, 2007;Choi, 2004 ;Chuang, Shiu & Cheng, 2010;Jaussi, Randel & Dionne, 2007;Liu & Wu, 2011;Mathisen & Bronnick, 2009;Phelan, 2001;Tierney & Farmer, 2002;Walumbwa, Christensen-Salem, Hsu & Misati, 2018). Particularly, it was reported that teachers' creative self-efficacy has an impact on their creative teaching performance (Cayirdag, 2017;Horng, Hong, ChanLin, Chang & Chu, 2005;Liu & Wang, 2019;Ucus & Acar, 2018). What is promising is that creative self-efficacy can be developed by training (Alzoubi et al., 2016;Mathisen & Bronnick, 2009) and 'increases in creative self-efficacy corresponded with increases in creative performance as well' (Tierney & Farmer, 2011, p. 277). ...