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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (7) : 1319-1330     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01319
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Effects and mechanisms of paternalistic leadership on multilevel creativity
Jianwei ZHANG1(),Haihong LI1,Yuxin LIU2,Hui ZHAO1
1 Graduate School of Education, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
2 Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China
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As a style with Chinese cultural characteristics, paternalistic leadership has significant influences on multi-level creativity. Based on the previous empirical research, the paper not only examines direct relationships between paternalistic leadership, its dimensions and multi-level creativity, but also expounds their interactive effects, moderating effects and internal mechanisms. The paper develops a model of “mechanisms of paternalistic leadership’s effects on both employee and team creativity”, and proposes that the effect of paternalistic leadership on employee creativity is moderated by workplace situational and individual difference, also mediated by psychological cognition and social relationships, while its influence on team creativity is mediated by team cognition and team interaction. Future research should strive to expand the levels of research, enrich research methods, and further explore the mechanisms of paternalistic leadership on multi-level creativity from a cross-cultural perspective.

Keywords paternalistic leadership      employee creativity      team creativity     
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Corresponding Authors: Jianwei ZHANG     E-mail: jianweizhang@bit.edu.cn
Issue Date: 29 May 2018
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Jianwei ZHANG,Haihong LI,Yuxin LIU, et al. Effects and mechanisms of paternalistic leadership on multilevel creativity[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(7): 1319-1330.
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