Personality and creative thinking of socially maladjusted people in the context of creative social rehabilitation


The article deals with the important issue of creative thinking and creative personality of people (boys) with behavioral disorders. The research was conducted in Youth Educational Centers located in one of the southern Polish voivodeships. The sample studied were boys aged 12–18 years (N = 135). What is important is that the research takes into account the perspective of the perception of disturbed behavior by young people themselves in the context of creative thinking and creative personality. The procedure of self-report tools was applied: The Youth Self-Report (YSR) by Th. M. Achenbach and the Questionnaire of Personality and Creative Thinking (Kwestionariusz Osobowości i Myślenia Twórczego – KOMT) by E. Charzyńska and E. Wysocka. The statistical procedures applied are descriptive statistics, correlations and linear (multiple) regression. The results of regression analysis indicate the importance of the type of disorders (internalizing, externalizing) for the self-image of socially
maladjusted youth (in terms of creative personality trait  and creative thinking).

Published : 2019-04-08

Wysocka, E., & Ostafińska-Molik, B. (2019). Personality and creative thinking of socially maladjusted people in the context of creative social rehabilitation. Resocjalizacja Polska, (18), 149-170.

Ewa Wysocka 
Politechnika Śląska  Poland
Barbara Ostafińska-Molik 
Uniwersytet Jagielloński  Poland

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