Writer's block in a Chinese sample

Percept Mot Skills. 2003 Oct;97(2):537-42. doi: 10.2466/pms.2003.97.2.537.


To assess whether writer's block occurs in languages other than English, a Chinese language translation of Rose's Writer's Block questionnaire was administered to 98 university students in Taiwan. Analysis suggests that writer's block occurs for Chinese students, and, as in English, it is related to premature editing and to a lack of strategies for dealing with complex writing tasks.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Creativity*
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
  • Problem Solving*
  • Psychometrics
  • Students / psychology
  • Taiwan
  • Writing*