Innovative-creative thinking and tolerance towards
uncertain situations concern the field of the present study. Through scenarios and
alternative proposals that concern views about the presence (university) or the
future as well (professional career after the university), the research focuses
on undergraduate students in Greek universities. The research took place in2011 ina sample of 836 students, using the questionnaire
as an instrument, in a difficult financially and socially conjuncture for the country,
with the unemployment galloping especially in young people and graduates.The present study examines the extent to which
the type of student’s studies (social science and science) differentiates innovative-creative
thinking and tolerance towards the uncertainty of subjects. Results showed that
undergraduates of Social Science Faculties make more “conservative” choices, both
during their studies as well as during the selection of professional perspectives.
On the other hand, students of Sciences show higher tolerance in uncertainty, pursuing
more challenging working conditions, as well as assessment conditions during their
studies, in comparison to students of Social Science Faculties.
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Xanthacou, Y. , Stavrou, N. & Babalis, T. (2013). Creativity—Innovative Thinking—Tolerance in Uncertainty: Views of Undergraduate Students in Greek Universities Based on the Faculty of Their Studies. Creative Education, 4, 143-148. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.42020.
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