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Blending nonwork with work: Creative self-efficacy as a consequence of life satisfaction

Ng, Guan Khai (2019) Blending nonwork with work: Creative self-efficacy as a consequence of life satisfaction. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Organisations highly rely on innovation and individual creativity to strive within a competitive environment. Creative self-efficacy plays an important role in one’s creative performance in the workplace and thus, recent research has examined the conditions under which creative self-efficacy can be facilitated. To date however, most studies investigate antecedent variables within the educational and organisational context. This paper seeks to answer the following question: can nonwork influences (i.e. life satisfaction) enhance one’s creative self-efficacy within the workplace? This study focused on examining the relationships between employees’ life satisfaction and creative self-efficacy, through mediation of nonwork-to-work spillover. Participants in this sample (n = 232) are employees from a various range of occupations and industries. Using a cross-sectional design and structural equation modeling; results show that nonwork-to-work spillover partially mediated the effects of life satisfaction on creative self-efficacy. Life satisfaction showed a significant direct positive relationship with positive nonwork-to-work spillover and creative self-efficacy. Also, positive nonwork-to-work spillover significantly predicted creative self-efficacy. Practical implications, as well as future directions for research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Supervisor(s): Ditchburn, Graeme
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