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ERIC Number: EJ931574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 109
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9010
The Influence of Creative Process Engagement on Employee Creative Performance and Overall Job Performance: A Curvilinear Assessment
Zhang, Xiaomeng; Bartol, Kathryn M.
Journal of Applied Psychology, v95 n5 p862-873 Sep 2010
Integrating theories addressing attention and activation with creativity literature, we found an inverted U-shaped relationship between creative process engagement and overall job performance among professionals in complex jobs in an information technology firm. Work experience moderated the curvilinear relationship, with low-experience employees generally exhibiting higher levels of overall job performance at low to moderate levels of creative process engagement and high-experience employees demonstrating higher overall performance at moderate to high levels of creative process engagement. Creative performance partially mediated the relationship between creative process engagement and job performance. These relationships were tested within a moderated mediation framework. (Contains 2 footnotes, 3 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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