The effect of Hatha yoga intervention on students' creative ability

Bollimbala, Ashish and James, P S and Ganguli, Shirshendu (2020) The effect of Hatha yoga intervention on students' creative ability. Acta Psychologica, 209. pp. 1-7.

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Thereisincreasingdemandforindividualcreativityasorganizationsseekinnovativewaystoremainrelevant. Highereducationinstitutions,particularlybusinessschools,aresensitivetothisdemandandareconstantlyin search for innovative ways to enhance the creative ability of their students. Prior studies have shown encouraging results for physical activity-oriented interventions. Building on this research, this study uses RandomizedControlledTrial(RCT)tounderstandifanacutecombinatoryintervention,involvingbothphysical andmentalexercisesembodiedinHathayogacanimproveindividualcreativity.Thisstudyuses92MBAstudent participantstoinvestigatetheimpactofa20-minuteHathayogasessioninterventionagainstashort20-minute casestudysessionforthecontrolgroup.Creativeabilityoftheparticipantsisoperationalizedthroughdivergent and convergent thinking, which are then assessed through counter-balanced forms of Guilford Alternate Uses tasks and Remote AssociateTest, respectively. The results show that while Hatha yoga significantlyimproves divergentthinking,thecontrolgroupshowsdeteriorationindivergentthinking.Thereisnoeffectonconvergent thinking. These findings lend some support to the executive function hypothesis. The study also finds that proddingapersontobemorecreativeonaroutineacademictaskmaynotenhancetheircreativeability

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity training programs;Creative ability Physical activity; Hatha yoga; Executive function; Divergent thinking Convergent thinking
Subjects: Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management > Training And Development
Divisions: Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Mr. Muralidhara D
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 09:34
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 09:34

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