Leader–member exchange (LMX), job autonomy, and creative work involvement

Volmer, Judith; Spurk, Daniel; Niessen, Cornelia (2012). Leader–member exchange (LMX), job autonomy, and creative work involvement. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(3), pp. 456-465. Elsevier 10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.10.005

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Researchers have claimed that high quality of supervisor–employee relationships (i.e., leader– member exchange; LMX) fosters creativity at work. Moreover, researchers have acknowledged that this relationship is not clear-cut but rather complex. The present study focused on the moderating role of job autonomy in the LMX-creative work involvement relationship. Longitu-dinal field survey data (N = 144) collected in a high-technology firm revealed a positive asso-ciation between LMX and creative work involvement and confirmed our assumptions on the moderating role of job autonomy. The positive relationship between LMX and creative work involvement was stronger when employees experienced greater job autonomy. Our findings point to the importance of considering the interplay of both, the leader–member relationship and job design issues for increasing employees' creative work involvement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Spurk, Daniel

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1048-9843

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Michael Spurk

Date Deposited:

01 Apr 2015 16:37

Last Modified:

21 Aug 2018 12:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.10.005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65828

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65828

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