E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

Creativity and Transformational Leadership as Predictors of Fresh Graduates’ Self-Confidence of University “X” Who Tried to Get a Job During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Hana Anggraheni, Sutarto Wijono, Christiana Hari Soetjiningsih


Fresh graduates compete to get the desired job. Creativity is a skill that can be an advantage to compete with other college graduates. Transformational leadership of lecturer can be a provision for students to face the world of work. If students have developed creativity and experienced transformational leadership, it is hoped that fresh graduates will be more confident in the process of getting a job. This study used a quantitative method with the aim of simultaneously testing creativity and transformational leadership to become a predictor of fresh graduates’ self-confidence who tried to get a job during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Participants were fresh graduates at university X with a total of 175 participants and used convenience sampling. The scales used are self-confidence scale by Lauster, Epstein Creativity Competency Inventory for Individuals (ECCI-i) developed by Epstein, and Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) from Bass and Avolio. This study used multiple linear regression analysis method. The results showed that creativity and transformational leadership were simultaneously predictors of fresh graduates' self-confidence with an effective contribution of 6% and the rest were influenced by other variables not examined in this study at 94%.

Keywords: Fresh Graduates, Transformational Leadership, Self-Confidence, Creativity

Pages: 19-26

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