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An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Employee Creativity: Mediating Role of Perception of Meaning in Work and Work Engagement

변혁적 리더십이 직장인 창의성에 미치는 영향: 일의 의미와 일 몰입의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Mu, Hong-Lei (International Business Cooperative Course, Dongguk University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Chan (Department of Business Administration, Dongguk University) ;
  • Duan, Changqing (International Business Cooperative Course, Dongguk University)
  • 무홍레이 (동국대학교 경영학부 대학원) ;
  • 이영찬 (동국대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 단상청 (동국대학교 경영학부 대학원)
  • Received : 2018.06.27
  • Accepted : 2018.08.20
  • Published : 2018.08.28

Abstract

China's rapid economic growth is continuous but the country still has a long way to become a center for creativity. Leaders have no idea how to encourage their employees to work more efficiently in Chinese companies. Meanwhile the majority of employees are not fully engaged in their work, sometimes they think their work is not meaningful. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between transformational leadership and employee creativity, through perceptions of meaning in work and work engagement among employees working in XunLei Networking Technology Corporation. 140 valid data were collected and were analysed using SPSS and AMOS. Results showed that transformational leadership has a positive and significant influence on meaning in work and work engagement. Meaning in work has a significant effect on work engagement, and work engagement has a significant influence on employee creativity. This study provides both academic and practical implications about transformational leadership and employee creativity through meaning in work and work engagement.

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