Research set used by the artist during self-observation of the creative process:
– STAI self-assessment questionnaire (sheet X-1);
– STAI self-assessment questionnaire (sheet X-2);
– Survey with open questions to the painted work (the survey was prepared in cooperation with a psychologist).
The artist-researcher has completed questionnaires and surveys usually every day, at the end of the working day, for about 4 years. At the same time, there were periods when the author interrupted these activities. For example, under the pressure of time or the overwhelming desire to finish the painting, she sometimes saw self-observation as an obstacle. The verification of the hypotheses for which these research tools were used is presented in the artist’s dissertation.
In addition to questionnaires and surveys, the author recorded reflections related to the creative process and life events that form the background of her work, as well as applied the method of automatic writing (stream of uncontrolled expression).
STAI self-assessment questionnaire, sheets X-1 and X-2, Polish adaptation: C. D. Spielberger, J. Strelau, M. Tysarczyk, K. Wrześniewski. STAI is described in the literature as a tool designed to study state anxiety, understood as the state of the individual and constituting a negation of the individual’s well-being. The X-1 and X-2 subscales consist of 20 items to which the respondent answers by choosing one of 4 categorized answers.
Photos below: Sample sets (self-assessment questionnaires and open-ended surveys) completed by the artist during self-observation of the creative process. Own materials.