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Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 377–388 | Cite as

The Curvilinear Relationship between Self-efficacy and Creativity: The Moderating Role of Supervisor Close Monitoring

  • Jihye Lee
  • Seokhwa Yun
  • Soojin LeeEmail author
  • Jung hyun Lee
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Abstract

The assumption that self-efficacy always has a positive linear relation with job performance has been challenged both conceptually and empirically. Recent research suggests that excessive self-efficacy may negatively affect employees’ work outcomes. We propose a curvilinear association between employees’ self-efficacy and creativity. Further, we examine the moderating effect of supervisor close monitoring on the aforementioned relationship. Using a sample of 188 subordinate–supervisor dyads from South Korea, we find evidence of an inverted U-shaped relationship between self-efficacy and creativity that is moderated by supervisor close monitoring. Implications for both theory and practice are presented.

Keywords

Self-efficacy Curvilinear relationship Supervisor close monitoring Creativity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jihye Lee
    • 1
  • Seokhwa Yun
    • 1
  • Soojin Lee
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jung hyun Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.College of Business AdministrationChonnam National UniversityGwangjuSouth Korea

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