A Study of the Relationship Between Principals' Creativity and Degree of Environmental Happiness in Semnan High Schools

Nader Soleimani, Elaheh Tebyanian
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Problem Statement:Having schools with lack of happiness is one of major problems of education system. This issue has been rarely considered. There are many students with little stimulus, and elusive from school. This illusiveness is often hidden. The evidence shows that students' lack of happiness will lead to deficiency in flourishing of intelligence, of creativity, and education achievements. Main question of the present research was how school principals would be able to create a happy
more » ... environment. Purpose of Study: The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between principals' creative behaviour and school happiness. Research Methods: The study used the descriptive (correlation) method of data collection. The participants in this study were 170 teachers at secondary schools in Semnan city. Two instruments were used to collect data. Both creativity of principals and school happiness were measured by a self-designed questionnaire. The data was analyzed by using the Pearson product-moment correlation technique, T-test, ANOVA and multiple regressions. Findings: A significant positive relationship was found between each of the four dimensions of creativity (Initiating, Flexibility, Motivation, Endure) and schools' happiness. Multiple regression analysis indicated that dimensions of creativity are significant predictors of schools' happiness. Conclusions: Happy schools present students a happy life. Creating such a happy environment is but possible by school principals' creativity. Creative, flexible, motivated and suffering principals are able to provide happy environment in schools. Increasing lights in the classrooms, a well designed and applicable heating and cooling system, applying happy and light colours on the yard walls and classroom doors and windows, light colours for students and teachers desk, and a fresh green area will all improve happiness and will make schools attractive. Providing happiness in school will lead to better motivations among students and will indirectly influence their effectiveness.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.436 fatcat:h75qzbd7e5eefjfxba5vxc75vy