Are hopeful employees more creative? An empirical study

Arménio Rego, Fernanda Machado, Susana Leal, Miguel Pina e Cunha

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Abstract

We studied how employees' hope explains their creativity at work, both directly and through the mediation of happiness. One hundred and twenty-five individuals reported their hope and happiness, their supervisors having reported their creativity. Factor analyses suggested two hope factors (waypower; composite hope) and three creativity dimensions (novel ideas; creative ideas; ideas championing). The main findings were the following: (a) the composite hope predicted all creativity dimensions, the waypower dimension predicted only the ideas championing dimension; and (b) the composite hope measure also predicted creativity through the mediating role of happiness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-231
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Volume21
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL-BEHAVIOR
  • CONTEXTUAL FACTORS
  • JOB-PERFORMANCE
  • BUILD THEORY
  • HAPPINESS
  • MODEL
  • WORKPLACE
  • LEADERS
  • SCALE
  • WORK

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