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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Background: One of the basis of humanity achievement is creativity. There are several factors that can increase and decrease the amount of creativity; according to the literature one of these factors is Alexithymia.
Purpose: The type of relation and effects of Alexithymia on creativity in Iran is not investigated yet. Thus, the aim of the study was prediction of creativity on the basis of Alexithymia’s components in Tabriz university students.
Method: A number of 211 students were chosen by the ratio sampling method. For data collection Abedi Creativity Scale and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) were used. The data were analyzed in SPSS 18.0 using Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression method.
Results: according to the results, creativity negatively correlated with alexithymia’s component and also the results showed that alexithymia’s components (difficulty identifying feeling, difficulty describing feeling, externally oriented thinking) significantly predict creativities changing’s. Hence, only beta coefficient of difficulty identifying feelings significantly can explain creativity.
Conclusion: The study pointed that high creativity levels is associated with low Alexithymia dimensions, therefore for increasing creativity, researchers can plan programs that reduce Alexithymia.