Prepotent needs and superior’s leadership style: Their influence on teacher’s innovativeness
This study measured the innovativeness level of faculty members from eleven academic units of CPU. It further examined the influence of superior's leadership styles and the association of prepotent needs to the teachers’ innovativeness. Pearson's r and Cramer’s V analyses were used to analyze data collected from 140 full-time faculty members and 24 deans and department (unit) heads who were subjected to a one-shot survey. The findings showed a moderate creativity among the teachers in doing their job-related and other tasks. The faculty- developmental (or considerate) leadership style of the deans and the middle-of-the-road (neither initiating structure nor considerate) leadership style of heads did not influence the moderate level of innovativeness shown by the teachers. However, the safety and social needs, which were prepotent among the teachers, were significantly associated with their moderate creative intensity.