Principal’s Creativity, Problem Solving Styles and Workplace Happiness in School Teachers

Author: Sidra Saleem

Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to find out whether principal’s creativity and problem solving styles are related and predict workplace happiness in school teachers. It was hypothesized that perceived creativity and problem solving styles of principals are predictor’s of workplace happiness in school teachers while controlling effect of demographic variables. Purposive sampling technique was used. Sample size was 100 (60 female and 40 male teachers) recruited from two schools of Lahore. Creative Personality Scale (CPS) Gough (1979), Problem Solving Style Questionnaire (PSSQ) (Duff, 2010) and self constructed Workplace Happiness Questionnaire (WHQ) was used to assess perceived principal’s creativity and problem solving styles and workplace happiness of school teachers respectively. Initially correlation analysis showed that creativity was negatively associated with problem solving feeling style and non associated with workplace happiness. A positive significant correlation was found between problem solving thinking style and workplace happiness. Multiple hierarchical regression analysis revealed problem solving thinking style is the only significant predictor of workplace happiness. Independent sample t-test indicated non significant gender differences in workplace happiness, ANOVA showed significant differences between income and education group of the participants on workplace happiness.

Keywords: Creativity, Problem Solving Styles, Workplace Happiness.

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