Title

Creative organizational climate of schools, general self-efficacy, creativity self-efficacy, and cultural efficacy of teachers

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to examine the characteristics of the creative organizational climate of Chinese schools, teachers’ general self-efficacy, creativity self-efficacy and cultural efficacy of own culture and to analyse the relations between these four core variables. Our analyses revealed significant teaching duration differences, age differences and a significant two-way school × teaching subject interaction in creative organizational climate as well as significant gender difference in general self-efficacy. Results of a path analysis revealed significant path coefficients were from creative organizational climate to cultural efficacy of own culture, general self-efficacy, from general self-efficacy to cultural efficacy of own culture and creativity self-efficacy, and from cultural efficacy of own culture to creativity self-efficacy. Analyses only revealed evidence for an indirect pathway from creative organizational climate to creativity self-efficacy. Results suggest the development of interventions to increase creative organizational climate and enhance general self-efficacy in educational practices.

School/Institute

Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

Document Type

Journal Article

Access Rights

ERA Access