Supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior and employee creativity
The Journal of Creative Behavior
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Ivcevic, Z., Moeller, J., Menges, J., & Brackett, M. (2021). Supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior and employee creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 55 (1), 79-91. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.436
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.
The work on this paper was funded by a gift from the Faas Foundation to the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (Principal Investigator: Zorana Ivcevic).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.436
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/302689
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