Investigating the Structural Relationship of Innovation Culture with the Educational Performance of Faculty Members in Lorestan University and Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch

Azita sattar, Saeed Rajaeepour, Ghorbanali salami, Ahmad Abedi


The objective of the present study was to investigate the structural relationship of the innovation culture with the educational performance of faculty members in the universities of Khorramabad based on the ideas and attitudes of faculty members and students. The population of the study consists of all full-time official faculty members working in Khorramabad universities (Lorestan University and Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch) and also all students of the above mentioned universities in the academic year 2012-2013. The sample of the study was selected using stratified random sampling proportionate to the population size of the universities. The sample of Lorestan University based on professors and students was equal as 106 participants for professors and 212 participants for students. In addition, the statistical sample of Islamic Azad University was equal as 67 participants for professors and 134 participants for students. The questionnaires were researcher-made and developed based on Likert scale. The reliabilities of both questionnaires based on Cronbach's alpha were respectively equal as 0.93 and 0.96 and the statistical tests employed in the research were Pearson correlation coefficient and structural equation modeling. In general, according to the findings of the research, based on Pearson correlation coefficient, there was no significant correlation between none of the seven research hypotheses or in other words, between 7 components of innovation culture and the dimensions of educational performance of faculty members in P>0.05. Finally, structural equation modeling indicates that innovation culture and its dimensions have no direct effect on the educational performance of faculty members.

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