Innovative Performance: Examining the Role of Infrastructure Capability and of Job Engagement on the Job Adaptability and Behavioral Innovation of Ministry of Sports and Youth Staff

Document Type : Research Article (with quantitative approaches)


1 Associate Prof., Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 Associate Professor. Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student of Business Management, Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan Iran

4 Ph.D. Student of Public Management, Faculty of Economics, Management and Administrative Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


Purpose: Job adaptability is a desirable feature and those who are more in line with their job, are more satisfied with their job, have a positive attitude and show a high commitment to the organization and their colleagues. The present study seeks to determine the role of mediating behavioral innovation and job adaptability: examining the relation of infrastructural capability and engagement with the innovative performance.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The present study is practical in terms of the goal and in terms of data collection is descriptive which has been conducted through survey method. The statistical population is all employees of the Ministry of Sports and Youth (N= 890), that according to Krejcie & Morgan table 269 people were selected by random sampling method. The standard questionnaires were used to collect data. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a panel of experts. The construct validity and the composite reliability of the research instrument were tested by estimating the measurement model and they were satisfying after making necessary corrections. The Structural equation modelling was used to analyze the data.
Research Findings: The results of the study showed that infrastructural capabilities have a positive and significant effect on innovative behavior and job adaptability, also job engagement had a positive and significant effect on job adaptability and behavioral innovation. Moreover, innovative behavior and job adaptability had a positive and significant effect on the innovation performance.
Limitations & Consequences: The lack of similar research and the lack of appropriate theoretical foundations for the development of hypotheses were the most important limitations.
Practical Consequences: Research has been done in the sports industry, which challenges its generalization to other fields to some extent.
Innovation or value of the Article: To achieve employee performance improvement by adapting personal characteristics to job characteristics.

Paper Type: Research paper


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