Does self-development enhance creativity? Investigating the role of human capital

Document Type : Quantitative Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 M.A. in Educational Administration, Faculty of psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 MA Student in Educational Administration, Faculty of psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Faculty of psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Purpose: A significant challenge confronting managers in the 21st century is how to use the potential capabilities of employees to enhance and accelerate organizational innovation. To achieve this goal, employees can use their intellectual abilities to activate positive organizational changes by using their knowledge and creativity to empower such changes. The study aimed to investigate the Role of self-development on staff creativity with the mediating Role of human capital mediation in high schools.
Design/methodology/approach: The study was applicable to the quantitative approach using the descriptive–correlative method. The population comprised (55888)all human resources, including Teachers, school administrations, and other support staff working in the high school of Tehran City, among whom 381 were selected using the multi-stage cluster sampling technique. Data were collected based on three questionnaires of "human capital," "creativity," and "self-development and then analyzed using the structural equation modeling approach.
Findings: The study findings revealed that Self-development was effective on human capital with a path coefficient of γ=0.37, and human capital was adequate on creativity with a path coefficient of β=0.12. Furthermore, self-development with the mediation of human capital was effective in creativity. (β=0.27). Finally, self-development was effective on creativity directly (γ=0.23).

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Volume 10, Issue 3
December 2022
Pages 141-161
  • Receive Date: 08 August 2022
  • Revise Date: 20 January 2023
  • Accept Date: 21 January 2023
  • First Publish Date: 21 January 2023