A Study of the Relationship between Principals’ Philosophical Mindedness and their Creativity

By Tahereh Javidi, K. J. and Rosita Abootorabi.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between principals’ philosophical mindedness and their creativity. Our participants were principals (N=48) of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, who were randomly selected among 105 principals of the university. Two questionnaires were administered with the principals: Two questionnaires in the Persian language were administered with the participants: one for measuring the creativity and the other one for measuring philosophical mindedness. The results showed a significant, positive relationship between the principals’ philosophical mindedness and their creativity. The results of a series of multiple regression analyses showed that among the three dimensions of philosophical mindedness (i.e., comprehension, penetration, flexibility), comprehension was the only significant predictor of creativity. The implications of the data have been discussed.

Keywords: Creativity, Philosophical Mindedness, University Principal

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp.327-338. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 787.656KB).

Dr. Tahereh Javidi, K. J.

Faculty, Department of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Assistant Professor of Education.

Rosita Abootorabi

PhD Student, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

PhD student in philosophy of education.


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