Perceived Creative Self-Efficacy and Creative Leadership: Predicting Innovative Work Behavior of Computer Programmers in Bangkok

  • Neeranuch Samanwongthai, Soontaree Saksri

Abstract

The objectives of this study are: 1) to study levels of innovative work behavior, perceived creative self-efficacy, and creative leadership, 2) to study the relationship between perceived creative self-efficacy and innovative work behavior, 3) to study the relationship between creative leadership and innovative work behavior, and 4) to predict innovative work behavior with perceived creative self-efficacy and creative leadership. The sample consisted of 384 computer programmers in Bangkok. The research instrument was a questionnaire. Statistics used were frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, Pearson’s correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results revealed that 1) computer programmers had high levels of innovative work behavior, a high level of perceived creative self-efficacy, and a high level of creative leadership; 2) There was a positive relationship between perceived creative self-efficacy and innovative work behavior (p < .01); 3) There was a positive relationship between creative leadership and innovative work behavior (p < .01); and, 4) The perceived creative self-efficacy (working style, idea generation, tolerance of ambiguity and Independence) and creative leadership (imagination and vision) accounted for 62.2% of the variance in innovative work behavior for computer programmers in Bangkok.

Published
2021-05-29
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