Identification of barriers to creative thought and innovative action among non-science academic staff in Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Wong, Alice Ling Wei (2008) Identification of barriers to creative thought and innovative action among non-science academic staff in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. University Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify the barriers to creative thought and innovative action among non-science academic staff in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). Level of barriers to creative thought and innovative action among non-science academic staff has been measured by using instrument given from the questionnaire of Inventory of barriers to creative thought and innovative action. There are 73 respondents found in the study. The reliability value of the questionnaire is 0.871 which is considered as a good measure. Score obtained from the scale has been used to determine whether there is significant difference of mean score between demographic factors such as gender, and educational level towards barriers to creative thought and innovative action. The score from the scale was also used to determine the relationship between demographic factors and barriers to creative thought and innovative action. The statistical tests that will be used in this study are independent t-test, two way ANOVA test and Pearson correlation test. As a result, most of the non-science academic staff are found to have a higher score in barrier related to task achievement. There is significant difference between gender towards certain barriers to creative thought and innovative action however there is no significant difference found between demographic factor such as educational level towards barriers to creative thought and innovative action. There is a weak relationship found between demographic factors and barriers to creative thought and innovative action.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation, non-science, academic staff, barriers, creative thought
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 08:26
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 03:53
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/9015

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