Exploring the Relationship between Organizational Learning and Creative Problem-Solving Skills with the Mediation of Knowledge Management in Secondary Schools of District 1, Tehran

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Management, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran.

2 Director of the Institute, , Department of Educational Management, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction: The present research aimed to elucidate the relationship between organizational learning and creative problem solving skills with the mediating role of knowledge management in secondary schools of District 1 in Tehran. Methodology: The study utilized a descriptive correlation design and surveyed a statistical population of 460 staff members from secondary schools in District 1 of Tehran. A multi-stage cluster sampling method was employed, and Cochran's formula was used to determine a sample size of 209 individuals. Data were collected using the Heppner and Petersun Problem Solving Inventory (1982), Senge's Organizational Learning Questionnaire (2001), and the Fang and Chi Knowledge Management Questionnaire (2009). To assess the research hypotheses, structural equation modeling, appropriate fit indices, path analysis, and the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) test, Bartlett's test of sphericity, and the Sobel test were utilized. SPSS and Lisrel software were used to analyze the data. Findings: The results indicated that a significant relationship exists between organizational learning and creative problem solving skills through the mediating role of knowledge management. Discussion and Conclusion: To improve knowledge management and foster creative problem solving in educational institutions, it is advisable to create a range of diverse opportunities for knowledge exchange through the introduction and advancement of a knowledge management system.

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