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Contribution Details

Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior and employee creativity
Organization Unit
  • Zorana Ivcevic
  • Julia Moeller
  • Jochen Menges
  • Marc Brackett
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Journal of Creative Behavior
Publisher Creative Education Foundation
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0022-0175
Volume 55
Number 1
Page Range 79 - 91
Date 2021
Abstract Text In a national study of employees across industries (N = 14,645), we examined the role of supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior for employee opportunity to grow, their affect at work, and creativity/innovation at work. Employees reported on their supervisors’ emotionally intelligent behavior (perceiving, using, understanding, and managing emotions), and self-reported about their job experiences and creativity/innovation at work. Supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior was related to employee affect at work assessed using both open-ended questions and emotion rating scales. Furthermore, supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior was linked to employee creativity/innovation through its effect on employee opportunity to grow and higher experience of positive affect (supporting a serial mediation model). We discuss the implications of the results for creativity/innovation research and innovation management.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1002/jocb.436
Other Identification Number merlin-id:20088
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