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Sacrifice Myself to Achieve Our Goal: The Cross-level Double-edged Sword Effect of Boundary Spanning Behavior
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Abstract  There has been much interest in boundary spanning behavior recently. The existing studies about boundary spanning behavior focus on its positive outcome from the perspective of social network. In the decades, research has consistently demonstrated that the boundary spanning behavior produces a wide array of positive outcomes for team and organizations. However, scholars recently found that the boundary spanning behavior have negative outcoms for individuals. Based on the conservation of resources theory (COR), we examined the double-edged sword effect of boundary spanning behavior on creativity on different levels, the mediating mechanism and boundary conditions. To test the proposed theoretical model, we used multi-waves and multi-source research design. The data was collected from the dyads employees and supervisors in the enterprise. At time 1, boundary spanning behavior, role stress, and role breadth self-efficacy were measured. These variables were rated by employees. About one month later, we asked leaders to rate employees’ creativity. These variables were assessed by mature scales. A total of 536 employees (90.32%) and 111 leaders (82.22%) responded to our survey. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) and average variance extracted (AVE) were conducted to assess the discriminant validity and convergence validity of the key variables. Multilevel structural equation modeling (MSEM) was used to test the hypothsis and the Monte Carlo simulation procedures by the open-source software R to test mediation effects. The results showed that in the team level, team boundary spanning behavior had significantly positive effect on team creativity (β = 0.18, p < 0.05), but in the individual level, employees’ boundary spanning behavior had significantly negative effect on employees’ creativity (β = -0.02, p < 0.05). In the individual level, boundary spanning behavior had significantly positive effect on role stress (β = 0.05, p < 0.01) and role stress had significantly negative effect on creativity (β = -0.34, p < 0.001). The mediation effect of role stress was significantly (β = -0.02, p < 0.05, Monte Carlo = 20000, 95% CI =-0.03, -0.006). These evidences indicated that boundary spanning behavior had negative effect on individual creativity via role stress. Results also showed that the product term between boundary spanning behavior and the role breadth self-efficacy was significant (β = -0.08, p < 0.01). The role breadth self-efficacy moderated the relationship so that the mediating effect of role stress was stronger for employees with low role breadth self-efficacy. The study illustrated that the double-edged sword effect of boundary spanning behavior on creativity on different levels and that the mediating mechanism and boundary conditions about the negative effect of boundary spanning behavior on individual creativity and enrich the studies about boundary spanning behavior. We found the boundary conditions of COR, which broadens the COR.
Keywords boundary spanning behavior      creativity      role stress      role breadth self-efficacy     
Issue Date: 28 June 2020
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ZHU Jin-Qiang,XU Shi-Yong,ZHOU Jin-Yi, et al. Sacrifice Myself to Achieve Our Goal: The Cross-level Double-edged Sword Effect of Boundary Spanning Behavior[J]. ,
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