Revealing Mediating Role of Creative Self –Efficacy between Climate for Creativity and Creativity: Empirical Evidence from R&D of IT Sector, Pakistan
Riphah International University, Islamabad
This study disclosed the mediating role of creative self-efficacy (CSE) between climate for creativitydimensions and creativity. The dyadic relationship between boss-subordinate is considered to assess the constructs in time lags. The study sample was drawn from 408 research and development (R&D) employees from information technology (IT) sector, Pakistan. The adopted and adapted questionnaires were utilized to collect the data. The data were analyzed through partial least squares, structural equation modeling technique through SMART PLS 3.2 software. The findingsrevealed significantly positive effects of major dimensions of climate for creativity on employees' creativity. Moreover, creative self-efficacy is proved as a mediator between various dimensions of climate for creativity and creativity except for organizational encouragement, challenging work andorganizational impediments. Thus, practical and theoretical implications are provided for academicians and managers; particularly related to IT sector and generally related to other sectors in Pakistan.
Keywords: Creativity, Climate for creativity, Creative Self-Efficacy