The Development of Innovative Work Behavior Measurement Model of Research and Development Personnel in Thailand

  • Manutchaya Chantaket, Manop Chunin, Pinkanok Wongpinpech


The Objectives of this research was to study innovative work behavior measurement model of research and development personnel. The research samples were 560 people from Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. The sampling method was stratified random sampling. The instrument used for collecting data was a 5-rating scale questionnaire with 17 items. The questionnaire was tested by five experts. The item objective congruence (IOC) was between 0.60 and 1.00, the item discrimination (r.) was between 0.495 and 0.685, and the overall reliability (α) was 0.914. Data were analyzed by second order confirmatory factor analysis. The results were as follows: 1) The innovative work behavior measurement model of research and development personnel fitted with the empirical data: c2= 105.140,  df= 85, p-value < .01, c2/df = 1.237, p = 0.068, RMSEA = 0.021, SRMR = 0.027, RMR = 0.016,  NFI = 0.991, CFI = 0.998, GFI = 0.978, AGFI = 0.961 and 2) it was found that the standardized factor loadings (β) of the four factors were positive and statistically significant at the level of 0.01, which could be sorted in descending order of standardized factor loading as follows: Idea Generation Behavior (IDG), Idea Championing Behavior (IDC), Opportunity Exploration Behavior (OPE), and Applied Behavior (APP) was 0.952, 0.920, 0.861 and 0.822, respectively. The coefficient of the determination (R2) of the observed variables showed that there was the covariance ranging from 67.60-90.60%.     

             Keywords- Innovative work behavior; Measurement model; Research and Development personnel