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| Published: June 25, 2016

The Impact of Personal Characteristics on Innovative Work Behaviour: An Exploration into Innovation and Its Determinants amongst Teachers

Kanan Deep Kaur

Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vibhuti Gupta

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.207/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.207

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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.

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Kanan Deep Kaur @ kanandeep88@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.207/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.207

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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