|dc.description.abstract||Today’s world requires a professional working life in which there are individuals equipped with
different skills, and using composition of those skills. Thus, in modern era, person-job fit, difficulties
individual faces in the job and the overall process during their career paths have become important phenomena.
In this process, some of the factors make positive contributions to people’ both personal and professional life. In
this study, among those factors, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity from both potential and practice perspective
and Emotional Self Efficacy have been investigated. The main objective of this study is to unravel the stated
untapped relation/pathway between Emotional Intelligence and Creativity in educational context/in
University subject domain. In this respect, mediating role of Emotional Self Efficacy in explaining Potential
and Practiced Creativity has been mentioned. Data for this study was collected from a sample of 265 students
receiving education both from State and Private Universities located in Istanbul. Snowball sampling was
applied in order to reach as much students as possible. The data were analyzed by using the Statistical
Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 21.0 software. Firstly Factor and Reliability Analyses of all
measurement instruments were conducted and their factor structure was revised based on the results. Then
hierarchical regression analysis was done in order to test the mediating effects.
The results show that, Emotional Self Efficacy mediates the effects of Adaptability on only Creative
Potential for students. In other words, individuals who; have problem solving ability, are flexible and realistic
can have a potential for being creative. When they have a belief in their capability of perceiving emotions in self
and the others, using emotions to facilitate thought, understanding emotions and emotional knowledge in the
self and the others and regulating emotions in the self and the others (Mayer, Salovey and Caruso, 2004 cf.
Kirk, Schutte and Hine, 2008) effect of adaptable abilities lost its effect in explaining their creative potential.||tr_TR