Level of Creativity and Creativity Driving Factors of Secondary Schools Principals in the Interior Division of Sabah and Their Relationship with School Performance

Tahap Kreativiti dan Faktor Pendorong Kreativiti Pengetua serta Hubungannya dengan Prestasi Sekolah Menengah di pedalaman Sabah

  • Suntik Tuin Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah Kuala Penyu, Sabah, MALAYSIA
  • Syed Ismail Syed Mohamad Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Rosnah Ishak Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: creativity, performance, interior schools, Sabah

Abstract

This study aims to examine the level of creativity and the driving factors of creativity of secondary school principals in the interior of Sabah and its relationship with school performance. This study uses a survey study design with quantitative approach. Data collection from the population of this study was done by using a questionnaire involving all 56 principals in rural schools in Sabah. The Creative Personality Test questionnaire developed by Eugene Raudsepp was used to measure the level of creativity and the driving factors of creativity. The five driving factors of principals’ creativity measured in the study were the factors of knowledge, thinking style, personality, motivation, and environmental condition.. Data analysis showed that principals' creativity was at a high level (M = 4.56, SP = .10), as well as the driving factors of principals' creativity (M = 4.25, SP = 0.21). Environmental factors are the main driving factors for creativity among secondary school principals in the interior of Sabah. Pearson correlation test showed the existence of a significant positive relationship at the moderate level between the level of creativity of principals and school performance (r = 0.347, p = .009). Meanwhile the driving factor of principals' creativity had a significant positive but weak relationship with school performance (r = 0.132, p = .002). The implications of the study suggest that several factors in the driving factors of principals' creativity need to be improved. In addition, efforts to foster creativity among school administrators need to be strengthened so that school performance can be improved.

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Published
2022-03-07
How to Cite
Tuin, S., Syed Mohamad, S. I., & Ishak, R. (2022). Level of Creativity and Creativity Driving Factors of Secondary Schools Principals in the Interior Division of Sabah and Their Relationship with School Performance. Management Research Journal, 11(1), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.37134/mrj.vol11.1.2.2022