WILLIAM JO SE M. BILLOTE | RYAN G PONCE | TRIXIE ELAINE G. PONCE | ANGELICA RUTH B. AGUADA | MA. ABEGAILLE H. BATA | MICHAELA NICOLE A. DE LEON | AMIE SHANE B. LIZARDO | KIMBERLY FAITH B. MERINA | MICAELA LJ L. PADIOS | MARY DIANE V. VIOLA
Every person will come to experience what everyone perceives as the most challenging stage in life â€“ adolescence. Most adolescents have different perspectives on life in this stage, and they experience many transitions. These transitions can naturally lead to anxiety. Experiencing anxiety is a normal part of adolescence. Excessive anxiety, however, frequently results in anxiety disorder. Individuals with this disorder often experience intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Using a descriptive-correlational research design, this study aimed to determine the relationship between variables such as age and anxiety to creative thinking among 100 adolescents in a selected school in Batanes. The Creativity Styles Questionnaire (CSQ) was used to assess creative thinking and the Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) for the respondentsâ€™ anxiety. Results revealed the following: (1) There were no significant differences in anxiety between male and female adolescents; (2) A weak negative correlation between age and anxiety and; (3) A weak negative correlation between creative thinking and anxiety.