The purpose of the present study was to examine the relation between people's perceptions of artistic creation and their motivation for artistic expression and art appreciation. Based on a hierarchical model, it was hypothesized that stereotyped perceptions of artistic creation might reduce motivation for artistic expression and art appreciation, mediated by low self-efficacy in artistic expression and negative perception of art. First, a preliminary survey was conducted in which university students were asked about their perceptions of art and artistic creation, using a free description method. Next, 306 Japanese undergraduate students completed a questionnaire ; the data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The results showed that (a) self-efficacy in artistic expression highly affected motivation for artistic expression and art appreciation, and (b) stereotypes about artistic creation contributed negatively to self-efficacy in artistic expression. These findings suggest that enhancing self-efficacy in artistic expression through relaxing stereotypes about artistic creation might be effective in facilitating both artistic expression and art appreciation.
- Art appreciation
- Art education
- Artistic expression
- Self-efficacy in artistic expression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology