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Being ignored by loved ones: Understanding when and why family ostracism inhibits creativity at work

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This paper extends the understandings of the contextual antecedents of employee creativity at work by examining what can happen when employees are ostracized by loved ones at home, a phenomenon referred to as family ostracism. Drawing on insights from the conservation of resources (COR) theory, we examine the moderated multiple mediation relationships between family ostracism and an individual's creativity at work through strain-based family-to-work conflict (FWC) and creative process engagement (CPE), moderated by the need for affiliation. Using time-lagged data collected from working adults in the United Kingdom, our results demonstrate that the relationship between family ostracism and creativity is negatively and serially mediated by both strain-based FWC and CPE. These results hold even when controlling for the time- and behavior-based dimensions of FWC, workplace ostracism, family undermining, harmonious passion, and Time 1 creativity. Furthermore, individuals with a higher need for affiliation react more strongly to their experiences of family ostracism than those with a lower need. The implications for research and practice are also discussed.

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[Babalola, Mayowa T.] Nazarbayev Univ, Grad Sch Business, Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan

[Kwan, Ho Kwong] China Europe Int Business Sch, Dept Org Behav & Human Resource Management, Shanghai, Peoples R China

[Ren, Shuang] Deakin Univ, Dept Management, Burwood, Australia

[Agyemang-Mintah, Peter] Brunel Univ London, Dept Accounting & Finance, London, England

[Chen, Haixiao] Zayed Univ, Coll Business, Dubai, U Arab Emirates

[Li, Jinsong] Shanghai Univ Finance & Econ, Coll Business, Shanghai, Peoples R China


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Journal of Organizational Behavior

ISSN:0894-3796

Year:2020

Issue:Early Access

ESI Discipline:PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY;

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