Relationship of Abusive Supervision and Creativity of Academic Staff in Public Sector Universities: Mediating role of Knowledge Sharing
The importance of knowledge management enhances the competitive advantage of an organization in today's knowledge-based economy is agreed upon. In this era of globalized economy, knowledge is the main driver for growth. Knowledge promotes creativity is proved in the extant literature which is effected by abusive supervision. In this present study, we examine the process through which abusive supervision affects the creativity of employees. In particular, with the likelihood that abusive supervision is related to creativity of the employees and mediated by knowledge sharing behavior. Thus, the aim of present study is to investigate the effect of abusive supervision on the creativity of academic staff in the public sector universities with the mediating role of knowledge sharing. In order to analyze the relationship among the variables involved in the study, utilized the quantitative research methodology, deductive approach and cross-sectional time horizon .The questionnaire survey technique was adopted to collect the data. A five-point Likert scales with significant measures was used. The targeted population of the present study was the academic staff of three universities (Lahore College for Women University, The University of the Punjab, and Government College University, Lahore). Total 330 employees were selected as a sample through utilizing the proportionate stratified random sampling technique and among them 298 was fit for the analysis. The statistical tool, SPSS and AMOS was utilized to analyze the collected data to obtain the results. The results of the study show that abusive supervision has a negative effect on employee creativity and knowledge sharing of employees whereas; knowledge sharing has significant positive effect on employee creativity. Though, knowledge sharing is partially mediating the relationship between abusive supervision and knowledge sharing.
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