How do perceptions of artistic creation affect motivation for artistic expression and art appreciation?

Takumitsu Agata, Takeshi Okada

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-451
Number of pages14
JournalJapanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Art appreciation
  • Art education
  • Artistic expression
  • Creativity
  • Self-efficacy in artistic expression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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