Work in progress: Developing an Innovation Self-efficacy survey

Elizabeth Gerber, Caitlin K. Martin, Elizabeth Kramer, Jennie Braunstein, Adam R. Carberry

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


Innovation is critical to our economic and social prosperity. We rely on industry, university, and government employees to develop, modify, and implement innovative ideas while navigating ambiguous problem contexts, overcoming setbacks, and persisting in competition with courses of action. Research has shown that self-efficacy, or an individual's belief in their ability, influences the pursuit of and persistence in challenging work. This suggests that self-efficacy is critical for innovation. Despite resource-intensive efforts to foster innovation in organizations, we inadequately understand how to measure the impact of these interventions on individuals' judgment of their own innovation ability. We present the initial development and validation of the first survey measure for Innovation Self-efficacy (ISE), or the belief in one's ability to innovate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA


  • assessment
  • innovation
  • self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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