The Influence of Stress Factors on the Effectiveness of Passing the Assessment by Employees with Different Levels of Creativity



The skills of non-standard thinking and creativity play an important role in stressful situations. We hypothesized that stress factors influence the effectiveness of passing the assessment by employees: high level of creativity increases the effectiveness of task execution. We conducted the experiment and used J. Guilford’s technique and tasks on creativity thinking, created by T. Lubart and G. Altshuller. The sample consisted of 200 examinees (92 females and 108 males), employees of different organizations (age — from 23 to 60). The results show that time limitation as a stressful factor decreases the effectiveness of passing the assessment by employees with both low and high levels of creativity (p≤0,01). Work in a pair does not influence the effectiveness of passing the assessment regardless of the level of creativity (p≥0,05). Multitasking is stressful for employees with a low level of creativity (p≤0,01). The results of our research can be taken as principles of psychological trainings for development of employees’ stress-resistance.

General Information

Keywords: creativity, stress, assessment

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Khachaturova M.R., Fedorova A.A. The Influence of Stress Factors on the Effectiveness of Passing the Assessment by Employees with Different Levels of Creativity. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2018. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 108–123. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2018090108. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Milana R. Khachaturova, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, department of general and experimental psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anastasia A. Fedorova, Postgraduate, National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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