Promoting students’ creativity At research universities in Malaysia

Afshari, M. and Ghavifekr, S. and Ayoufu, W. (2012) Promoting students’ creativity At research universities in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference On Management (2nd ICM 2012) Proceeding, 11-12 June 2012, Langkawi, Kedah.

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Creativity is an important element in the development of educational organizations. Although many variables influence students’ creativity in universities, there is reason to suspect that leadership behaviours’ of lecturers represent a particularly powerful influence. In this study, we examined leadership behaviours contributing to enhancing students’ creativity. Findings of this study indicated that leadership behaviours of lectures such as idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, technical skills, and involvement may influence students’ creativity both directly and indirectly. Their leadership behaviours may nurture or stifle students’ creative potential. The implications of these findings for theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students’ creativity, leadership, change management
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 01:27
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 01:27

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