Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Executive Management, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran

2 Department of Management, University of Zanjan, Iran


The study responds to two key questions: 1. Which one of the political literacy components has a greater impact on intellectual capital and its components? 2. How are the quantity and quality of this effectiveness? This study is based on the relationship between political literacy and intellectual capital among the staff of the Department of Education in Zanjan province. According to objective, result and methodology, this study can be considered descriptive - explanatory, applied and surveying (field work), respectively. The study population consisted of consisted of 245 employees working in the general office of Department of Education, Zanjan. The sample size was determined as 152 subjects by simple random sampling method. The data were collected through a researcher-made questionnaire. The research hypotheses were tested using the followings: Structural equation modeling method, dispersion indices, Pearson test and Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, Lisrel and SPSS applications. The results showed a significant relationship between political literacy that the components and intellectual capital. The results also indicated that political understanding and perception and understanding of national interests can increase the level of intellectual capital in the target population. Due to increased political issues and activities in Zanjan's Department of Education, providing useful programs to develop knowledge and gain social awareness and necessary skills in the field of political literacy in such organizations can lead to increased political literacy, and thus, it will improve the IC.


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