Proactive personality and employee creativity: The effects of job creativity requirement and supervisor support for creativity

Tae Yeol Kim, Hiu Ying Hon, Deog Ro Lee

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Abstract

This study examined the relationships between proactive personality and employee creativity and the moderating roles of job creativity requirement and supervisor support for creativity in activating proactive personality associated with employee creativity. To provide a rigorous test of the hypotheses, we conducted a field study from a sample of 157 employee-supervisor pairs in South Korea. The results revealed that a proactive personality was positively associated with employee creativity. In addition, job creativity requirement and supervisor support for creativity jointly influenced the relationship between proactive personality and employee creativity. Specifically, proactive employees exhibited the highest employee creativity when job creativity requirement and supervisor support for creativity were both high.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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