Zhongyong thinking mediates the relationship between leader–member exchange and employee creativity

Zhengbo Gao1, Yanbo Guo2, Haikang Wei3
1School of Marxism, Lanzhou University, People’s Republic of China
2School of Marxism, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China
3Graduate School, University of Macau, Macao
Cite this article:  Gao, Z., Guo, Y., & Wei, H. (2022). Zhongyong thinking mediates the relationship between leader–member exchange and employee creativity. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 50(5), e11514.

Volume 50 Issue 5 | e11514 | Published: May 2022 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.11514

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In this study we added to the literature on leader–member exchange (LMX) and employee creativity by focusing on the mediating role of Zhongyong thinking in this relationship. We collected data from 295 employees at a state-owned manufacturing company in China, using a paper-and-pencil survey. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the hypotheses. Results show that both LMX and Zhongyong thinking were positively related to employee creativity, and Zhongyong thinking partially mediated this relationship. Our findings show the importance of both LMX and Zhongyong thinking in facilitating employee creativity, and provide a practical guide to enhance employee creativity.

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