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Interactive effects of perceived time pressure, satisfaction with work-family balance (SWFB), and leader-member exchange (LMX) on creativity

Darija Aleksić (Department of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Katarina Katja Mihelič (Department of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Matej Černe (Department of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Miha Škerlavaj (Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 3 April 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

Drawing on role theory, the purpose of this paper is to investigate a curvilinear relationship between employee’s perceived overall time pressure and creativity. Apart from this, it explores a three-way interaction of perceived time pressure, satisfaction with work-family balance (SWFB), and leader-member exchange (LMX) on creativity.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reports a quantitative study of 251 employees from a European company. An online survey was used to collect data. The proposed hypotheses were tested using moderated hierarchical regression analysis.

Findings

Results demonstrate a U-shaped curvilinear relationship between perceived time pressure and creativity. Results further confirm the proposed three-way interaction of perceived time pressure, SWFB, and LMX as joint predictors of creativity.

Research limitations/implications

The cross-sectional research design limits the ability to demonstrate causality. Moreover, the data were collected from a single source causing concern for common method bias. Nonetheless, recent research suggests that common method bias cannot create an artificial interaction effect.

Originality/value

This study is one of the rare attempts to examine a curvilinear relationship between perceived time pressure and creativity. Moreover, it contributes to the work-family literature by providing the first empirical examination of the linkage between SWFB and creativity. Furthermore, the authors find a three-way interaction between time pressure, SWFB and LMX, and creativity. These findings broaden our understanding of how personal and contextual factors interact to foster creativity.

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Citation

Aleksić, D., Mihelič, K.K., Černe, M. and Škerlavaj, M. (2017), "Interactive effects of perceived time pressure, satisfaction with work-family balance (SWFB), and leader-member exchange (LMX) on creativity", Personnel Review, Vol. 46 No. 3, pp. 662-679. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-04-2015-0085

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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