Evaluation of the Effect of Information and Communication Technology on Creativity of Employees of Public Organizations (Case Study: Office of Telecommunications of the County of Semnan)

Amir Hossein Amir Khani, Seyed Ehsan Tabatabaei, Yazadan Parvari
2016 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
Among organizational creativity models, the variables of increased knowledge and awareness of personnel, their professional development, their capacity for innovation and self-control is studied. The purpose of this research is identification of the relationship between information and communication technology with employee creativity in the telecommunication office of the county of Semnan. Therefore, this study purpose wise was an applied research and considering that it described the present
more » ... cribed the present situation, it was descriptive. Statistical population of the research included all employees and directors of the office of telecommunications in the county of Semnan, where using the Cochrane sample size formula, 380 individuals were selected to participate in the study. Data from this research collected by way of standard questionnaires, where the validity was confirmed by considering opinion of professors and experts and the reliability was confirmed using the Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Statistical analysis was performed using the Klomogorov-Smirnov and Pearson's correlation coefficient tests, partialleast squaremethod and structural equation modeling with the help of LISREL software. Results of the research showed that positive correlation exists between information and communication technology and the variables of organizational creativity, where ultimately, with consideration of research findings, suggestions are made for promotion of employee creativity with regards to information and communication technology. 35 Test of the second minor hypothesis Information and communication technology has positive influence on professional development of employees of the office of telecommunications of the county of Semnan. Considering Table ( 2), the standard factor load between the two factors of information technology and knowledge and awareness of employees was obtained to be 0/87. The value for the t statistics was 12/80 which was higher than 1/96 and shows that meaningful correlation exists. Therefore, with a confidence of 95 percent, information and communication technology has positive influence on professional development of employees of the telecommunication office of the county of Semnan. Test of the third minor hypothesis Information and communication technology has positive influence on innovative capabilities of employees of the office of telecommunications of the county of Semnan. Considering Table ( 2), the standard factor load between the two factors of information technology and knowledge and awareness of employees was obtained to be 0/88. The value for the t statistics was 15/54 which was higher than 1/96 and shows that meaningful correlation exists. Therefore, with a confidence of 95 percent, information and communication technology has positive influence on innovation capability of employees of the telecommunication office of the county of Semnan. Test of the fourth minor hypothesis Information and communication technology has positive influence on self control capabilities of employees of the office of telecommunications of the county of Semnan. Considering Table ( 2), the standard factor load between the two factors of information technology and knowledge and awareness of employees was obtained to be 0/84. The value for the t statistics was 14/32 which was higher than 1/96 and shows that meaningful correlation exists. Therefore, with a confidence of 95 percent, information and communication technology has positive influence on self control of employees of the telecommunication office of the county of Semnan.
doi:10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s2p32 fatcat:ek47nfzytjfd7ntn5e4vbaj63a