The Relationship between Creative Self-Efficacy, Achievement Motivation, and Job Burnout among Designers in China’s e-Market

Xiuxiu Wu, Kin Wai Michael Siu, Jörn Bühring, Caterina Villani

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Abstract

The e-market is prosperous in China, but the factors that stimulate or deter its development remain unclear. This study focuses on designers (interaction, user interface, product, and user experience designers) in the Chinese e-marketplace to examine the relationship between creative self-efficacy (CSE), achievement motivation (including motivation to approach success [MS], and motivation to avoid failure [MF]), and job burnout. Eighty-two questionnaires and eight in-depth interviews were used to collect data. The designers were found to be experiencing intermediate levels of job burnout. However, their achievement motivation and CSE were relatively high, and achievement motivation acted as an overarching factor that triggered CSE. The study contributes to the field by providing theoretical evidence showing how achievement motivation and job burnout influence designers’ CSE. We show the value of the need to increase employees’ achievement motivation, which builds CSE naturally. To conclude, we suggest that achievement motivation may be more critical for firms, as employees will handle their work seriously with a higher sense of responsibility.

Original languageEnglish
Article number509
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Keywords

  • achievement motivation
  • China’s e-market
  • creative self-efficacy
  • creativity
  • designers
  • innovation
  • job burnout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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