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From LMX to Individual Creativity: Interactive Effect of Engagement and Job Complexity

Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2626; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082626
Received: 11 February 2020 / Revised: 5 April 2020 / Accepted: 9 April 2020 / Published: 11 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occupational Health Psychology)
This study explores how the quality of leader–member exchange (LMX) is associated with employees’ creativity via engagement, and the moderating role of a job characteristic related to knowledge (job complexity) in this relationship. A moderated mediation model was tested on a sample of 320 employees from emergent high-tech and knowledge-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Spain. The results supported an indirect influence of LMX on individual creativity through engagement. Additionally, this study found that job complexity accentuated the impact of engagement on creativity. More importantly, the findings confirmed that the intensity of the LMX–engagement–creativity relationship was moderated by job complexity. That is, the relationship was stronger when job complexity was high. Taken together, this study improves the understanding of the factors that contribute to increased employee creativity, an important outcome for high-tech and knowledge-based SMEs. View Full-Text
Keywords: LMX; engagement; job complexity; creativity; high-tech and knowledge-based SMEs LMX; engagement; job complexity; creativity; high-tech and knowledge-based SMEs
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Vila-Vázquez, G.; Castro-Casal, C.; Álvarez-Pérez, D. From LMX to Individual Creativity: Interactive Effect of Engagement and Job Complexity. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2626. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082626

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Vila-Vázquez G, Castro-Casal C, Álvarez-Pérez D. From LMX to Individual Creativity: Interactive Effect of Engagement and Job Complexity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(8):2626. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082626

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Vila-Vázquez, Guadalupe, Carmen Castro-Casal, and Dolores Álvarez-Pérez. 2020. "From LMX to Individual Creativity: Interactive Effect of Engagement and Job Complexity" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 8: 2626. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082626

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