Examination of the Demographic Variables in Promoting Creativity in Pakistan: A Follow-Up Study
Keywords:Creativity, Creativity Promoters, Demographic Variables
The key objective of the study was to know the level of perceptions of Pakistani teachers about the promoters that promote creativity in students. Furthermore, the teachers’ level of perception was compared with respect to their certain demographic features, i.e., age, academic qualification, and professional qualification. The design of the study was quantitative in nature and used the survey method to accomplish the above-mentioned objectives. The target population was all the school teachers from Pakistan at various levels. For data collection, an online questionnaire on social media platforms (WhatsApp, Emails, and Facebook) was uploaded which was filled online by 467 school teachers randomly. Subsequently, the data was analyzed by using ANOVA to analyze the variance of the said demographic variables against the mean score of perception level towards the promoters of creativity. The results revealed that Pakistani teachers had a high level of perception about the promoters that promote creativity in students. Regarding the role of demographic features, teachers’ age and their academic qualifications showed a significant difference with respect to their perceptions of creativity promoters. In contrast, no difference was found between teachers’ professional qualifications with respect to their perceptions of creativity promoters. The results were discussed in light of past literature, and recommendations were given.