2018．第46卷第1期（Vol. 46 No. 1）．pp. 143–164
A Cross-level Research of Creative Self-efficacy, Organizational Innovation Climate and Creative Teaching Performance of Teachers in Taiwan’s Junior High Schools
This study in 2015 aimed to explore organizational innovation climate as a moderator between creative self-efficacy and creative teaching performance of teachers in Taiwan’s junior high schools. The effective sample included 1,005 teachers. A cross-level research model of creative self-efficacy, organizational innovation climate and creative teaching performance of teachers in Taiwan’s junior high schools was proposed and tested by using a hierarchical linear modeling approach. Results demonstrated that the creative self-efficacy of junior high school teachers affect creative teaching performance, and improving the organization innovation climate will facilitate creative self-efficacy of these teachers; organizational innovation climate has partial moderation effect on the relationship between creative self-efficacy and creative teaching performance of teachers in Taiwan’s junior high schools. These findings suggest not only that it is important to consider creative teaching performance of teachers in Taiwan’s junior high schools but also that organizational innovation climate plays an essential role in this relationship. Based on research results, the author puts forward a number of relevant suggestions and implications of findings for educational authorities. Finally, the author provides some directions for future research.
Keywords: creative self-efficacy; organizational innovation climate; creative teaching performance; junior high school; hierarchical linear model