ERIC Number: EJ1046415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
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Emotional Intelligence and Creativity: The Mediating Role of Generosity and Vigor
Carmeli, Abraham; McKay, Alexander S.; Kaufman, James C.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v48 n4 p290-309 Dec 2014
This study examines whether and why emotional intelligence may result in enhanced creativity in the workplace. Using a time-lagged data set collected from employees in three firms, we examined a mediation model where emotional intelligence is indirectly related to creativity serially, through generosity and vigor. The results of structural equation modeling (SEM) indicate a sequential mediation model where emotionally intelligent employees display a high level of generosity; these acts of generosity nurture a sense of vigor, which in turn fosters creative behaviors. We discuss the implications for research on emotional intelligence, generosity, vigor, and creativity.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Employees, Structural Equation Models, Prosocial Behavior
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