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Management Characteristics as Determinants of Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Employee Job Satisfaction

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School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Jiangjun Avenue, Nanjing 211106, China
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School of Business, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
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Sustainability 2020, 12(5), 1948; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12051948
Received: 29 December 2019 / Revised: 29 February 2020 / Accepted: 2 March 2020 / Published: 4 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Corporate Sustainability, Ethics and Employee Satisfaction)
Purpose/Research Question: Managers of organizations play a significant role in promoting sustainability by enhancing employee job satisfaction and employee creativity. Despite the number of studies on employee job satisfaction, much remains unknown regarding the mediating role of employee job satisfaction in the relationship between management characteristics (such as supervisor humility and abusive supervision) and employee creativity. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate how the links between supervisor humility, abusive supervision, and employee creativity are mediated by employee job satisfaction. Design/Methodology: We collected data from 352 highly skilled employees of manufacturing organizations in the Republic of Korea by conducting an online survey. A structural equation modeling procedure was used to evaluate the validity of the proposed hypotheses. Findings/Results: The results demonstrated that supervisor humility is positively related to employee job satisfaction, while abusive supervision is negatively related to employee job satisfaction. The findings also indicated that employee job satisfaction mediates the relationships between supervisor humility, abusive supervision, and employee creativity. Originality/Value: This work is the first to evaluate employee job satisfaction as a mediator of the link between characteristics of management (such as supervisor humility and abusive supervision) and employee creativity. View Full-Text
Keywords: supervisor humility; abusive supervision; employee job satisfaction; employee creativity; sustainability supervisor humility; abusive supervision; employee job satisfaction; employee creativity; sustainability
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Miao, S.; Komil ugli Fayzullaev, A.; Dedahanov, A.T. Management Characteristics as Determinants of Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Employee Job Satisfaction. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1948. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12051948

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Miao S, Komil ugli Fayzullaev A, Dedahanov AT. Management Characteristics as Determinants of Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Employee Job Satisfaction. Sustainability. 2020; 12(5):1948. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12051948

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Miao, Siyuan, Abdulkhamid Komil ugli Fayzullaev, and Alisher T. Dedahanov 2020. "Management Characteristics as Determinants of Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Employee Job Satisfaction" Sustainability 12, no. 5: 1948. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12051948

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