The Moderated Mediation Role of Gender and Creativity Between Daydreaming and Self-Regulation Among Fashion Designing Students
The main aim of the current research was to examine the relationship of adaptive daydreaming, creativity, and self-regulation among fashion designing students. The study also aimed to explore the mediating role of creativity between adaptive daydreaming and self-regulation and the moderating role of gender between (i) daydreaming and creativity and (ii) creativity and self-regulation. The sample (N=200) was collected from students of fashion designing. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect data from men (n=95) and women (n=105) with the mean of age 20.83 The questionnaire included three assessment measures: (i) short imaginal process inventory (ii) Runco ideational behavior scale (iii) short form of self-regulation questionnaire, and relevant demographics. The result highlighted that there was a significant positive relationship of adaptive daydreaming, with creativity, and self-regulation among fashion designing student. Moreover, the results highlighted that creativity fully mediated the relationship of adaptive daydreaming and self-regulation among fashion designing students. The results also revealed that gender moderates between daydreaming and creativity and creativity and self-regulation. This study will be helpful for students who get engaged in daydreaming to utilize their potentials to become more creative and artistic via practices.
Keywords - Daydreaming, Creativity, Self-Regulation, Moderated-Mediation Model.