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ERIC Number: EJ887346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Creativity Fostering Behaviour as an Index of Productivity and Capacity Building among Lecturers in Selected Universities in Ogun and Oyo States
Olawale, Sunday G.; Adeniyi, Emmanuel O.; Olubela, OpeOluwa I.
Educational Research and Reviews, v5 n5 p257-262 May 2010
The need for creative thinking and behaviour is more acute in our contemporary society than before. Therefore, this study tried to investigate creativity fostering behaviour as an index of productivity and capacity building among lecturers in selected universities in Ogun and Oyo States. To achieve this, multi-stage sampling technique was employed. Two universities comprising a federal government-owned and a state government-controlled (with two faculties in each) were randomly selected in each state. Ten lecturers (5 males and 5 females) were randomly selected from each selected faculty. Their age ranged between 32 to 64 years with a mean age of 44.3 years and standard deviation of 2.36 years. The instrument employed in data collection was Creativity Fostering Teacher Index (CFTI) with coefficient alpha of 0.96. The scale contains nine sub-scales with the following co-efficient alphas: Independence (0.76); Integration (0.85); Motivation (0.74); Judgment (0.83); Flexibility (0.78); Evaluation (0.69); Question (0.82); Opportunities (0.83); and Frustration (0.86). The results showed that university lecturers in the two states manifested moderate and very good creativity fostering behaviour which indicated their level of productivity and capacity building. The results were discussed and implications drawn for the overall benefit of the society. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria