Proceedings of the 5th Management Science Informatization and Economic Innovation Development Conference, MSIEID 2023, December 8–10, 2023, Guangzhou, China

Research Article

Job Embeddedness and Employees’ Creativity: A Moderated Mediation Model

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2023.2344706,
        author={Zhuoran  Lin and Feng  Li},
        title={Job Embeddedness and Employees’ Creativity: A Moderated Mediation Model},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th Management Science Informatization and Economic Innovation Development Conference, MSIEID 2023, December 8--10, 2023, Guangzhou, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MSIEID},
        year={2024},
        month={4},
        keywords={job embeddedness creativity work engagement proactive personality},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2023.2344706}
    }
    
  • Zhuoran Lin
    Feng Li
    Year: 2024
    Job Embeddedness and Employees’ Creativity: A Moderated Mediation Model
    MSIEID
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2023.2344706
Zhuoran Lin1, Feng Li1,*
  • 1: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
*Contact email: lifeng@psych.ac.cn

Abstract

Our research aims to investigate the connection between job embeddedness and employees' creativity, particularly the moderating effect of work engagement and proactive personality, based on the conservation of resources theory and the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. With convenience sampling, we collected questionnaire data from full-time employees. The results of Process analysis on the data from 274 employees indicated that 1) Significant was the mediating part job engagement played in the connection between job embeddedness and creativity; 2)The positive correlation between job embeddedness and work engagement was notably strengthened when employees' proactive personality was low, thus moderating the relationship; and 3) proactive personality also negatively moderated the pathway from job embeddedness to creativity through work engagement, that is, this mediational effect was strong when employees’ proactive personality was low.