Enhancing students’ creativity at research universities in Malaysia

Afshari, Mojgan and Siraj, Saedah and Ghani, M.F.A. and Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Abdul (2012) Enhancing students’ creativity at research universities in Malaysia. Archives des Sciences, 65 (6). pp. 166-172. ISSN 1661-464X,


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Creativity is an important element in the development of educational organizations. Although many variables influence student’s creativity in universities, there is a reason to suspect that particularly the leadership behaviors’ of lecturers have powerful influences. In this study, we examined leadership behaviors contributing to enhancement of the student’s creativity. Findings of this study indicated that the leadership behaviors of lectures (e.g., idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, technical skills, and involvement) can influence student’s creativity, both directly and indirectly. The leadership behaviors of lectures may nurture or stifle the student’s creative potential. The implications of these findings for theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students’ creativity; Leadership; Transformational leadership
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Norhamizah Tamizi
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 01:20
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 03:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9796

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