A comparative study on creativity according to major of college students: focusing on pre-service early childhood teachers, pre-designers and pre-engineers

대학생의 전공에 따른 창의성 비교 연구 : 예비유아교사, 예비디자이너, 예비공학자를 중심으로

  • Kim, Hyoung Jai (Dept. of Early Childhood Education, U1 University) ;
  • Lee, Jun Yeon (Dept. of Media Engineering, Tongmyong University) ;
  • Eom, Se Jin (Dept. of Child Development & Education, Busan Digital University)
  • 김형재 (유원대학교 유아교육과) ;
  • 이준연 (동명대학교 디지털미디어공학부) ;
  • 엄세진 (부산디지털대학교 아동보육학전공)
  • Received : 2017.03.24
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28


The purpose of this study was to analyze the differences of creativity according to major of college students focusing on pre-service early childhood teachers, pre-designers and pre-engineers. The subjects were 132 four grade of university students attending K and T university in Busan, Korea. Data were analyzed with one-way MANOVA to find out the differences of creativity according to their major. Results of this study as follows: first, overall creativity was significantly higher in preliminary designers than pre-service early childhood teachers and pre-engineers. Second, the fluency of pre-service early childhood teachers and pre-designers was significantly higher than that of pre-service engineers. The abstraction was significantly higher in pre-service early childhood teachers than pre-engineers. The elaboration of pre-designers was significantly higher than that of pre-service teachers and pre-engineers. Openness was significantly higher in pre-designers than pre-engineers, and pre-engineers were significantly higher than pre-service early childhood teachers. Therefore, this study suggests that the major in creativity curriculum and program development for college students should be considered, and the results of this study will be used as basic data of the creativity education program.


Creativity;Major;Pre-service early childhood teachers;Pre-designers;Pre-engineers


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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