IJSSH 2011 Vol.1(1): 31-36 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2011.V1.6

The Impact of Self-efficacy on Innovative Work Behavior for Teachers

Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Jen-Chia Chang, Ya-Ling Tu, and Su-Chang Chen

Abstract—The purpose of this study aims to examine the impact of Self-efficacy on Innovative Work Behavior for Teachers in Taiwan. The randomly stratified sampling method is used in this study to select 546 secondary school teachers from 20 public/private schools in the northern region of Taiwan. The data is analyzed using the descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficients, and regression analysis. First, the results indicate that out of the three important ranking is at Teachers’ self-efficacy, two are at “Self-efficacy towards Guiding Groups”-related, and one is at “Self-efficacy towards Using Innovations.” However, the results indicate that three domains of Teachers’ Self-efficacy in this study are well-performance as well as Innovative Work Behavior. The results also indicate that there is a strong positive relationship between Teachers’ Self-efficacy (TSE) and Innovative Work Behavior (IWB). However, there is no statistical correlation between Self-efficacy towards using innovations and IWB’s all scales. Teachers with higher self-efficacy have shown better work innovative behavior. TSE is a significant contributing factor to IWB. Several recommendations are made in the study.

Index Terms—Teachers’ Self-efficacy; Innovative Work Behavior; Secondary School

Hsi-Chi Hsiao , Dep. of Business Administration Cheng Shiu University Kaohsiung, Taiwan (email: hchsiao@cc.ncue.edu.tw)
Jen-Chia Chang , Institute of Technological and Vocational Education National Taipei University of Technology Taipei, Taiwan (email:jc5839@ntut.edu.tw)
Ya-Ling Tu , Dep. of Industrial Education and Technology National Changhua University of Education Changhua, Taiwan (email:d97311021@mail.ncue.edu.tw)
Su-Chang Chen , Dep. of Marketing Logistics Management NationalPenghu University of Science and Technology Penhu, Taiwan (email:csc@npu.edu.tw)

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Cite: Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Jen-Chia Chang, Ya-Ling Tu, and Su-Chang Chen, "The Impact of Self-efficacy on Innovative Work Behavior for Teachers," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 31-36, 2011.

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