The Effects of Self-Leadership Strategies on Staff Creativity (Case of Study: Government Departments of Kabood Rahang Region)

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1 Department of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

2 Department of Executive Management, Electronic Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to investigate effects of self-leadership strategies on staff creativity of government departments of Kabood Rahang region, Iran. This descriptive study has been correlative and applied in terms of nature. Statistical population of this study includes a number of employees of government departments of Kabood Rahang Province that are 800 members and 260 members have been chosen among them as sample size using MORGAN and KERJCIE table. Data collection tools of study include two questionnaires: standard questionnaire of self-leadership (Hufton and Neck) that includes 35 questions based on the LIKERT scale with 0/74 validity and reliability with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0/77, and questionnaire of staff creativity (Doorabji et al) that includes 48 questions with confirmed validity by experts and reliability with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0/8. Dispersion and central indices have been used along with appropriate diagrams in order to conduct descriptive statistics, and diagram tests (foliage and box) have been applied within inferential statistics in order to estimate hypotheses and to obtain required values for statistical analysis. Pearson correlation test has been used to assess normality of variables and to determine the relationship between variable under the circumstance of normality, and finally, regression has been applied to predict dependent variable based on the independent variable through SPSS 22 software. The obtained results of this study indicate that there is a positive significant relationship between self-leadership strategies and creativity of staff of government departments in Kabbod rahang region, Iran. In other words, the higher the strategies of selfleadership, the more staff creativity will be. Meanwhile, strategies of natural reward and constructive thinking among self-leadership strategies have had the most effect while behavior strategies have had the least effect.

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