Intrinsic Rewards and Employee Creative Performance: Moderating effects of Job autonomy and Proactive personality A perspective of Self-determination theory

  • Sayed Sami Muzafary
  • Bonga Blessing Mdletshe

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (1) 2019 Article 3 | pages 13-33
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2016.01.1.1.02

Intrinsic Rewards and Employee Creative

Performance: Moderating effects of Job autonomy

and Proactive personality A perspective of Self-

determination theory


Sayed Sami Muzafary

College of Public Administration

Bonga Blessing Mdletshe

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to explore the effects of intrinsic rewards on employee creativity. It also explored the moderating effects of job autonomy and proactive personality for the linkage between intrinsic rewards for employee creativity in public universities. This research utilized a cross-sectional survey method to investigate four Kabul public universities in Afghanistan. A total of 400 matching pairs of subordinates and their immediate supervisor’s questionnaires were returned. Results demonstrated that intrinsic rewards positively correlated to employee creative performance. Furthermore, moderated path analysis showed that when job autonomy and proactive personality was high, intrinsic rewards for creativity had a positive direct effect on employee creative performance. This result adds to employee creative performance literature by empirically testing the moderating role of job autonomy and proactive personality in the intrinsic rewards for creativity and employee-creative performance link. Moreover, the outcomes showed that self- determination theory could be utilized as an overarching theory to explain how and why intrinsic reward for creativity can effect on employee creative performance.


Sayed Sami Muzafary | College of Public Administration
Corresponding author: s.muzafary@yahoo.com
Bonga Blessing Mdletshe | Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Wuhan | China
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Presenting an entrepreneurial developmental model Iran Public Libraries Using the Creativity and Psychological Empowerment of Employees

  • Mozhgan Ghasemi

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (1) 2019 Article 1 | pages 1-12
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ISSN: 2334-1130 print/2334-1149 online DOI: 10.18536/jge.2016.01.1.1.02

Presenting an entrepreneurial developmental model

Iran Public Libraries Using the Creativity and

Psychological Empowerment of Employees


Mozhgan Ghasemi

University of Ahvaz, Iran and Farideh Osareh

Abstract

At the present time, employees’ innovative thoughts and ideas can be assumed to represent the origin of big changes in organizations. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship of the perceived organizational support and organizational creative climate with entrepreneurial development among the library employees. Creativity and psychological empowerment were examined as mediators. The sample of the study included 410 employees of Khuzestan Province Public Library Institution who were selected by random stratified sampling method and responded the organizational creative climate, perceived organizational support, psychological empowerment, organizational creativity questionnaires and also the entrepreneurial behavior inventory. For analyzing the data, in addition to use of descriptive methods (mean, Standard Deviation and correlation matrix), structural equation model (SEM) was used to check the proposed model, with the help of AMOS 21. Mediating relationships were tested in the proposed model by bootstrap method. Fit indices such as GFI, CGI, and RESMA have necessary quorum indicating that the proposed model fit with data. Results of the study showed the significance of all direct paths of perceived organizational support and organizational creative climate towards the entrepreneurial development. The insignificant paths were deleted, the model was modified and corrected. Fit indices of structural equation model showed the suitable fitness of modified model. Meanwhile, results of indirect relationships confirmed the significance of these relations. Summarizing the key findings, able people develop new ideas because of their sense of competence and mastery of the environment and go beyond learning to produce and develop self-awareness. Employees who are self-confident and motivated face challenges and seek a better alternative solution.


Department of Knowledge and Information Science | Masjed Soleyman Branch | Islamic Azad university |
Masjed Soleyman | Iran
Corresponding author: Mozhgan Ghasemi | ghasemi_azadm@iaumis.ac.ir
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“Diagnosing” literary genius: A concise look at the life and works of Alexander Pushkin

  • Yulia Furlong
  • Michael Fitzgerald

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 4 | pages 44-58
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

“Diagnosing” literary genius:

A concise look at the

life and works of Alexander Pushkin


Yulia Furlong

University of Western Australia & Perth’s Children Hospital, Australia

Michael Fitzgerald

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Abstract

This paper examined the phenomena of literary genius by providing a retrospective case study and an analysis of the creative works of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837). Taking the readers into Pushkin’s unique world, we attempted to elucidate salient points of his short life, to understand his giftedness and his creative evolution, and to solve the mystery surrounding his spectacular downfall. Building on the works of Cesare Lombroso and Howard E. Gruber, we have utilised unique phenomenological method in “diagnosing” Pushkin. We considered several hypotheses relating to a number of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, and highlighted ADHD-associated cognitive and behavioural profile which may have contributed to Pushkin’s creativity and subsequent demise. Recognizing that Pushkin was confronted by psychological tensions and interpersonal issues and both sublimated and sought resolution in his poetry, we argue that the vicissitude of his life and his literature were inextricably interrelated. The riddle of Pushkin’s literary genius prompted us to probe further into the nature of literary creativity and freedom of speech.


Yulia Furlong | University of Western Australia | Medical School | Division of Psychiatry | Perth, Australia
Perth’s Children Hospital | Perth WA 6009 | Australia | Correspondence: Yulia.Furlong@health.wa.gov.au Correspondence address: Paediatric Consultation Liaison and Gender Diversity Service, Perth’s Children Hospital, Office 2E, Perth WA 6009, Australia
Michael Fitzgerald | Trinity College Dublin | Department of Psychiatry | Dublin | Ireland
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Swim until you can’t see land: lived experiences of creative life histories

  • Charlotte Gilmore

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 2 | pages 26-36
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

Swim until you can’t see land: lived experiences

of creative life histories


Charlotte Gilmore

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK

Abstract

This six year study draws on some affecting encounters found in explorations of the lives of independent (indie) musicians. Long-term research relationships are not often referred to within creativity literature. Through reflecting on these relationships this study explores the lived experiences and emotions of independent (indie) musicians, among whom value is placed on the quality of their art, artistic autonomy, and artist-led approaches to production. The study provides insights into the construction of the musicians’ indie identities, the entwined precarity of their creativity and mental health, and therein my own experiences as a researcher to approaching and exploring the expression of such sensitive yet embodied creativity.


Dr. Charlotte Gilmore | Athenaeum Leadership Fellow | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB | Correspondence: c.gilmore@rcs.ac.uk | [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4185-2579]
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How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Path Model

  • Chun-Yang Lee
  • Aichia Chuang

BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (2) 2020 Article 1 | pages 34-55
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

How Humble Leaders Foster Employee Creativity:

A Cross-Level Path Model


Chun-Yang Lee

School of International Business
Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College
Zhangzhou Campus of Xiamen University
Zhangzhou China Merchants
Economic and Technological Development Zone

Aichia Chuang

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Abstract

Drawing on social information-processing theory and the status-and-engagement perspective, a field study investigated the pathways through which team leader humility leads to employee creativity. Using a sample of 347 high-tech workers nested in 95 teams and their supervisors, this research theorized a multilevel model with data from multiple waves and sources. The results indicated that, at the individual level, leader humility perceived by individual employees boosted the employees’ self-perceived status, which then promoted employee creativity. At the team level, leader humility created a team voice safety climate, which then had a positive cross- level impact on team members’ creativity. This bridges the creativity and the leader humility literature by extending the social information-processing perspective of leader humility to integrate this perspective with research on individuals’ desire to develop and maintain a status and positive identity. Theoretical implications of these results and practical implications for management practices were discussed.


Chun-Yang Lee | School of International Business at Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College | Zhangzhou, Fujian Prov- ince, P.R. China 363105 | [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1080-5297]
Aichia Chuang | Department of Management | University of North Carolina at Greensboro | 365 Bryan Building
516 Stirling Street, Greensboro, NC 27412 | E-mail: achuang@uncg.edu | [https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3849-219X ] Correspondence: Chun-Yang Lee | leecy@xujc.com
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authorship.


An Unfortunate Boon of Genius

  • John Baxter

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (2) 2020 Article 3 | pages 37-43
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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

An Unfortunate Boon of Genius 


John Baxter
Yale University

Abstract

In this article, possible origins for extreme creativity are explored. Among these are the capacities for concentration, curiosity, and access to resources. In addition to these stable, highly-researched topics, a lesser-researched idea of parental issues or early parental death is discussed. Several exceptionally gifted individuals have come from families rife with tragedy and strife such as Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Steve Jobs. This tendency is, of course, merely correlation; direct effects of parental bereavement on children cannot be assessed with confidence. Instead, theories taken from psychological and creativity studies are used as possible explanations for this correlation. For instance, individuals who go through traumatic early parental loss may have developed cognitive defenses against adversity. When these individuals meet obstacles later in life, they are perhaps better able to solve them through their inner fortitude (Ritter et al. 2012). Genius is not guaranteed for those with rough childhoods; in fact, much research supports quite the opposite direction. Young individuals with early parental death have often been associated with delinquency (Brennan et al., 1998; Murray & Farrington, 2005). Other mechanisms of genius and contradictions to the early parental death theory are discussed.


John Baxter | Yale University | 205 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Correspondence: johnbaxter88@gmail.com | [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1442-0199]
Correspondence address: 6701 SW 116th Ct #209, Miami FL 33173
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Effective Collaboration between Professional Polish Filmmakers:The Grounded Theory Approach

  • Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska
  • Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke
  • Ewa Serwotka & Pola Weiner

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (1) 2020

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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

Effective Collaboration between Professional
Polish Filmmakers:The Grounded Theory Approach

Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke

Newman University, United Kingdom

Ewa Serwotka & Pola Weiner

Positive Sport Foundation, Poland

Abstract

Psychological factors such as achievement motivation and personality affect individuals involved in film production. Group dynamics are also highly influential during the filmmaking process, yet studies in the performing arts are limited in number, and few have focused on the psychological needs and the complexities of the film production crew which contribute to achieving a high-quality masterpiece. The present study aimed to explore the social contexts (factors and processes) in which eminent Polish filmmakers develop and flourish, using the performance psychology perspective. Twenty actors, 16 directors, 12 producers, six cameramen, five sound technicians, four costume designers, three make-up artists, three film editors, two screenwriters, and two stage designers participated in semi-structured interviews and participant observations. The resulting grounded theory of Effective Film Production Collaboration suggests that conditions (e.g. need for achievement) influence group- and individual-level factors (e.g. communication) which in turn affect the quality of collaboration, that is perceived through group cohesiveness, quality of relationships, and perseverance.

Keywords: Film, performance psychology, performing arts, effective collaboration, grounded theory

Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska | Jagiellonian University, Poland | Email: zienowicza@gmail.com
Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke | Newman University, United Kingdom | Email: O.Krukowska-Burke@staff.newman.ac.uk| [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1498-9940]
Ewa Serwotka Pola Weiner | 3Positive Sport Foundation, Poland | Email: fundacjasportupozytywnego@gmail.com
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The mathematical creativity of Ramanujan FRS (1887–1920)

  • Peter Merrotsy

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (1) 2020

Article 7 | pages 7589

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Article Copyright © 2020 Peter Merrostsy

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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.07

The mathematical creativity of
Ramanujan FRS (1887–1920)

Peter Merrotsy

The University of Western Australia

Ramanujan, February 1919 (Source: Trinity College Library)

Ramanujan, February 1919 (Source: Trinity College Library)

Abstract

The occasion of the centenary of his death provides a poignant opportunity to reflect on the mathematical creativity of Ramanujan, on the cultural and social milieu in which he grew up, and on the educational experiences that informed his development. Attention is drawn to the deep nature of his discoveries in number theory, set alongside a sketch of the humble person who created so many wild and fantastic theorems.

Peter Merrotsy | The University of Western Australia | Graduate School of Education | The University of Western Australia

M428, 35 Stirling Highway | Crawley WA 6009 | Correspondence: peter.merrotsy@uwa.edu.au

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Music and embodied creative space

  • Zvonimir Stephen Nagy

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (1) 2020

Article 6 | pages 6474

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Article Copyright © 2020 Zvonimir Stephen Nagy

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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.06

Music and embodied creative space

Zvonimir Stephen Nagy

Tarleton State University

Abstract

This article places the compositional work of Johann Sebastian Bach in the context of present day practice of creating music. It uses images and places from the art of memory to the act of making music in order to closely examine the relationship between musical creativity and embodiment. While focusing on the central hypothesis that exposure to specific musical practices leads to the formation of multimodal creative agency, an argument is made for the emergence of an embodied creative space. The embodiment of musical creativity is defined as a cognitive and performative causality: a relationship between the cause and effect when composing, performing, or listening to music. Expanding on this model, music making is further considered to be an embodied activity that stems from the causality of these interde-pendent attributes of creativity: the cognitive actions controlled and sustained by our mind, and the performative interactions mediated by our body and the environment. By exploring the actions and interactions commonly associated with composing and performing music, this article defines the embodied creative musical space as an interactive agency that lives at the threshold of cognition and performativity. As a result, the nature of musical creativity as an embodied, lived experience extends the social and collaborative concepts of creativity, as it becomes an interactive creative contingency. Delivered from the perspective of a composer, performer, and music scholar, the paper contributes to the growing interdisciplinary discourse on musical creativity.

Keywords: musical creativity, embodiment, memory, creative space, musical composition and
performance.

Zvonimir Stephen Nagy | Tarleton State University (Texas A&M University) | College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Stephenville, Texas, United States | Correspondence: znagy@tarleton.edu

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A Visual Epistemology of Readymade

  • Christophe Schinckus

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (1) 2020

Article 5 | pages 5363

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DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.05

A Visual Epistemology of Readymade

Christophe Schinckus

Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Abstract

The enunciation of the words “All” “Ready” “Made” auditory forms the adverb “Already” that actually defines the essence of a readymade. This article presents several intertextual recontextualisations of this notion are proposed through a re-narrativization of readymade (wordy) components. This collection has no other intention that unloading the concept of readymade by using art to think about art and acknowledging therefore the art’s capacity for self-reflection and auto-theorizing in line with recent call for the development of an artistic research.

Keywords: Readymade, Enunciation, Duchamp, Differance

Christophe Schinckus | The University of Georgia | 254 Park Hall, Athens, GA 30602-6205.

Correspondence: christophe.Schinckus@taylors.edu.my

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