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Keywords

creative atmosphere, employee creativity, transformational leadership style

 

Authors

  1. Ranjbar, Mohammad PhD
  2. Rafiei, Sima PhD
  3. Shafiei, Milad PhD
  4. Kargar, Vahidreza MSc

Abstract

The present study was conducted to explore the relationship between transformational leadership style and employee creativity in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in 2014. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study with a sample of 365 workers from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences conducted in 2014. Three questionnaires (including transformational leadership style, creative atmosphere, and employee creativity) were used to collect data. Correlation coefficient tests, along with coefficient of determination, scatter diagrams, and regression analysis, were applied to respond the research questions. Findings revealed a significant correlation between transformational leadership style and its components with creative atmosphere and also between creative atmosphere and its components with employee creativity. A direct statistically significant relation between transformational leadership style and its components with employee creativity was also confirmed (P < .05). This study highlights the critical role of transformational leadership in employee creativity and recommends managers to regularly allocate their time in implementation and expansion of such a leadership style to create a creative atmosphere in accordance with organization's goals and subsequently increase personnel creativity.