Relationship between Creativity and Academic Achievement of Business Administration Students in South Western Polytechnics, Nigeria (

  • RA Olatoye
  • SO Akintunde
  • EA Ogunsanya


This study investigated relationship between students’ creativity and academic achievement as measured by the CGPA scores. Two instruments; Nicolas Holt Creativity Test (NHCT) and Student CGPA Information Format (SCIF) were respectively used to collect data on creativity and students’ CGPA scores of a sample of randomly selected 235 HNDII business administration students of Polytechnics in the South Western States of Nigeria. There was a very low negative insignificant relationship between creativity and CGPA scores (r=-0.004, p>0.05).Thus, the higher the students’ creativity, the lower the CGPA score. A creative person may not necessarily be a high achiever in school. In searching for people to carry out tasks that involve high creativity, level of academic achievement should not be the only requirement for selection.

Keywords: Creativity, Academic Achievement, Business Administration
Students, Polytechnics, CGPA scores.


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