Daily within-person effects of job autonomy and work engagement on innovative behaviour : The cross-level moderating role of creative self-efficacy

Faculty/Professorship: Work and Organisational Psychology  
Author(s): Orth, Maximilian; Volmer, Judith  
Title of the Journal: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
ISSN: 1464-0643
Publisher Information: London [u.a.] : Taylor and Francis
Year of publication: 2017
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
Pages: 601-612
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2017.1332042
Adopting a dynamic within-person perspective on employee innovation, the present study investigates the role of situational job autonomy and momentary work engagement as day-level correlates of innovative behaviour. Anticipating individual differences in the strength of these intraindividual associations, we propose dispositional creative self-efficacy (CSE) to serve as a cross-level moderating influence amplifying the day-specific predictive power of autonomy and work engagement for innovative behaviour. Hierarchical linear modelling analyses of the nested data from 123 employees surveyed over 5 consecutive work days suggest that both autonomy and work engagement positively predict self-reported innovative behaviour on a daily basis. Whereas the engagement–innovation link emerges as homogenous across persons, results indicate that the daily within-person effect of autonomy on innovative behaviour varies significantly as a function of CSE such that it is greater for individuals who hold higher rather than lower CSE beliefs. Implications for future research, limitations, and practical implications are discussed.
Keywords: Innovation, job autonomy, work engagement, creative self-efficacy, diary study
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/42570
Year of publication: 10. October 2017
Project: Effects of conflicts at work on the well-being and creativity of employees: The role of leadership