Development and Application of A Managerial Creativity Scale for School Principals

Naser Shirbagi, Amjad Kazemi

Abstract


This study was conducted based on a dual purpose; the first purpose was validation of managerial creativity assessment scale from the perspective of teachers; the second purpose was establishing of a qualification profile of the principals` managerial creativity using this standard tool. The current research applied a positivist epistemological orientation with a quantitative approach and evaluation method. The study population involved 1256 Sanandaj high school teachers from which 296 teachers were selected by stratified random sampling using selected using Morgan Table. In evaluating the validity of managerial creativity questionnaire factor analysis was used and in assessing the reliability of it, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was applied Khandwalla (2003) to assess principles` managerial creativity by teachers and the influence of demographic variables on teachers` assessment. Based on the findings of the study teachers evaluated their principals` level of managerial creativity at a high level in their workplace. Moreover, it was revealed that teachers` demographic variables had no significant correlation to the scores of managerial creativity assessment.


Keywords


Managerial creativity, Innovation, schools, principals, Leadership

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