BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 5 (1) 2019 Article 3 | pages 13-33
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Article Copyright 2019 Sayed Sami Muzafary & Bonga Blessing Mdletshe ISSN: 2334-1130 print/2334-1149 online
Intrinsic Rewards and Employee Creative
Performance: Moderating effects of Job autonomy
and Proactive personality A perspective of Self-
Sayed Sami Muzafary
College of Public Administration
Bonga Blessing Mdletshe
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonga Blessing Mdletshe | Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Wuhan | China
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.