The Effect Process of Lmx on Employee Creativity
|School||Shanghai Jiaotong University|
|Keywords||LMX employee creativity creative self efficacy creative role identity perceived organizational valuing of creativity|
In today’s economy context, which featuring knowledge economy and highly global competition, to answer the demands in time, enhancing the enterprise creativity capability is a key to gain competitive advantage. As the foundation of team creativity and organizational creativity, employee creativity is a key component of cross-level creativity research.In this study, we focus on three kinds of contextual factors that influence employee creativity: organizational environment, personal characteristics, and job characteristics. There are few studies, especially in the Chinese company contexts, focusing on the systematic mechanism of how leader-member exchange influences on employee creativity. For personality and context factors, we take creative self efficacy, creative role identity, job autonomy, and perceived organizational valuing of creativity in concern. Therefore, this study is to explore and test the relationship between LMX and employee creativity, the mediation role of creative self efficacy and creative role identity, and the moderate effects of job autonomy and perceived organizational valuing of creativity.This is an empirical study; using SPSS analyze the 208 questionnaires collected from several companies. First, explore the how LMX influences creativity. Then, explore the mediate effects of creative self efficacy and creative role identity on the relationship between LMX and creativity. Finally, moderate effects of job autonomy and perceived organizational valuing of creativity, on the relationship between LMX and creative self efficacy and the relationship between creative role identity and employee creativity.Through reliability test, description analysis, linear regression and structural equation modeling, this study got following finding:(1)LMX has a positive effect on employee creativity.(2)Creative self efficacy plays a mediation role in the relationship between LMX and creativity.(3)Creative role identity plays a mediation role in the relationship between LMX and creativity.(4)Job autonomy plays a negative moderation role in the relationship between LMX and creative self efficacy. (5)Perceived organizational valuing of creativity does not show a moderation role in the relationship between creative role identity and employee creativity.