Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019)

Transformational Leadership and Individual Creativity: an Integrated Approach of Empowerment as a Mediator

Authors
Salem Mohamed A. Mansur, Guozhu Jia
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Salem Mohamed A. Mansur
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.142How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Transformational Leadership, Empowerment approaches, Structural Empowerment, Psychological empowerment Individual creativity, higher technical institutes, Libya
Abstract
the present study aimed to build a theoretical model for the causal relationship between the variables of the study and verifying the validity of the proposed model by examining the direct and indirect impact of transformational leadership (TLS) on individual creativity and whether, integrating of structural and psychological empowerment acts as a mediating strength this relationship. Consequently, to investigate these relationships, a survey was conducted of 429 faculty members from Higher Institutes of Technology in western Libya. The researcher used four measures to measure the variables of the study: TLS, structural empowerment, psychological empowerment, and individual creativity. Accordingly, the results of mediating and path analysis indicated that both structural empowerment and psychological empowerment separately, each playing a partial mediation role in the relationship between TLS and individual creativity. Moreover, the main hypothesis of the model has been tested, whether the integration of structural and psychological empowerment plays the mediating role and promoting the relationship of TLS to individual creativity. The results proved that TLS was strongly associated with individual creativity. In addition, the results also showed that the integrated approach of empowerment mediated and strengthened this relationship further than in the case of mediation via both of structural empowerment or psychological empowerment. In conclusion, this study represented an attempt to investigate TLS and its impact on individual creativity in the higher education institutions in a non-Western country. Also, this study sought to broaden the general understanding of the TLS concept and how its relevance with many other variables, as the individual's creative performance and integrated approach of empowerment.
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