The Role of Transformational Leadership, Individual Motivation and Knowledge Sharing in the Innovative Work Behavior of Public Library Staff of Fars Province
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Research/Original Article (دارای رتبه معتبر)
Abstract:
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of transformational leadership, with the mediating role of individual motivation and knowledge sharing, on the innovative work behavior of public library staff of Fars province.

Method

The present research is an applied study that was conducted using the descriptive-survey method. The statistical population of this study included the staff of public libraries in Fars province, whom at the time of the study numbered 350. 184 people were selected as the research sample using simple random sampling method using Cochran’s formula. In order to collect data, the questionnaire of the officer and others (2019) was used. For data analysis, partial least squares method and structural equation modeling in Smart PLS software were applied.

Findings

The results show that transformational leadership has a direct positive and significant effect on innovative work behavior (t = 3.450) transformational leadership directly has a significant positive effect on individual motivation (t = 7.201). Furthermore, individual motivation has a direct and significant positive effect on innovative work behavior (t = 3.847). Transformational leadership has an indirect and significant effect on innovative work behavior due to individual motivation (t = 3.775). Moreover, transformational leadership, considering the moderating role of knowledge sharing, has a significant positive effect on innovative work behavior (t = 7.703), and knowledge sharing reinforces innovative work behavior.

Originality/value

Transformational leadership improves the innovative work behavior of public library staff by influencing their individual motivation. Furthermore, knowledge sharing strengthens the impact of transformational leadership on innovative work behavior. The innovation of this research is in that it has studied the role of transformational leadership in innovative work behavior in the public libraries of Fars province for the first time.

Language:
Persian
Published:
Research on Information Scienc & Public Libraries, Volume:27 Issue: 106, 2021
Pages:
545 - 571
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