| Published: June 25, 2016
The Impact of Personal Characteristics on Innovative Work Behaviour: An Exploration into Innovation and Its Determinants amongst Teachers
The present research examined the impact of personal characteristics on innovative work behaviour of 120 teachers. Using the survey method, participants were asked to give responses on the measures of innovative work behaviour, work engagement, work locus of control, and affect. Pearson’s product moment correlation was calculated to see the relationship between work engagement, work locus of control, affect (positive affect & negative affect), and innovative work behaviour. The effect of confounding variables – grade, age, and experience on innovative work behviour was also observed by calculating a 2x2x3 between subjects ANOVA. The quantitative analysis revealed that positive affect was the strongest predictor of innovative work behaviour followed by internal work locus of control while there was no significant effect of the confounding variables on innovative work behaviour. The study has implications for innovation development and implementation in schools, and developing screening methods for teachers.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 I K Kaur, V Gupta
Received: May 20, 2016; Revision Received: June 02, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016