The Missing Link: Principals’ Ambidexterity and Teacher Creativity

Rima’a Da’as

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The current research explores the effect of principals’ ambidexterity on creativity. A model of principals’ ambidexterity as predictor of school ambidexterity and organizational support of creativity, further predicting creativity-fostering teacher behavior (CFTB); organizational support of creativity and school ambidexterity as mediators between principals’ ambidexterity and CFTB; and organizational support of creativity as mediator between principals’ and schools’ ambidexterity, was examined for 798 teachers and 71 principals from 71 Arab elementary schools in Israel. Using a doubly latent ML-SEM approach, organizational support of creativity was found to be the missing link between principals’ ambidexterity and both school ambidexterity and CFTB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-140
Number of pages22
JournalLeadership and Policy in Schools
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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