Kenyan Student-Teacher Counsellors' Creativity and Its Relationship with Their Gender, Age, and Teaching Experience
The purpose of the study was: (1) assess creativity of postgraduate student-teacher counselors whose age range was 25-54 years old, and teaching experience of 4-25 years; and (2) to find out whether age, gender, and teaching experience influence creativity. Seventy-two participants (43 females and 29 males) responded to the ICAS (Ibadan Creativity Assessment Scale) by Akinboye, 1977. Data were analyzed using percentages, chi-square, Kruskal Wallis tests, and ANNOVA (analysis of variance). Results showed: ideative flexibility, ideative originality, ideative fluency, and creativity motivation scores to be 56.5%, 59.47%, 57.4%, and 68.81% respectively. Creativity overall score was 57.79%. The respondents had great motivation for creativity. Independent tests showed that there were no significant differences in creativity as a result of age, gender, and teaching experience at p less than 0.05. The development of creativity is not depended on age, gender, and teaching experience. It is influenced by other factors, such as divergent thinking, intelligence, and training.