ERIC Number: EJ1139909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Determinants of Students' Innovation in Higher Education
Martín, P.; Potocnik, K.; Fras, A. B.
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n7 p1229-1243 2017
Innovation in the workplace has been claimed to be a key factor in organizational survival and success. As future workers, university students are a major source of future innovations in organizational settings. Before they enter the labour market, it is in the context of Higher Education that they start developing some of their long-term behaviours, such as innovation behaviours. This study aims to explore the main determinants of university students' innovation behaviours from a longitudinal perspective. The sample comprised 78 students of Psychology, Management, Fine Arts and Education. The results of this study show that previous innovation behaviours as freshmen, current levels of autonomy and cognitive demands are positively related to individual innovation among university students. Practical implications regarding how to foster innovation efforts in the context of Higher Education are discussed.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Need, Innovation, Longitudinal Studies, Student Behavior, Personal Autonomy, Cognitive Psychology, Student Educational Objectives, Questionnaires, Predictor Variables, Regression (Statistics), College Freshmen, Cognitive Structures, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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