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Coupling high self-perceived creativity and successful newcomer adjustment in organizations

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This study addresses how supervisors can facilitate the socialization of  newcom-ers with high self-perceived creativity into their new jobs. We combine self-verification theory and current literature on socialization in a dual-stage moderated mediation model where a) newcomer self-perceived creativity interacts with supervisor trust in the newcomer to trigger supervisor perception of  newcomer creativity; and b) supervisor perception of  newcomer crea-tivity, in turn, interacts with supervisor support for newcomer authentic self-expression to impact newcomer adjustment outcomes (i.e., task performance, job satisfaction, and stress symptoms). A two-wave, multisource study of 146 newcomer?supervisor dyads provides support for our pre-dictions, suggesting that high levels of  supervisor trust and support for authentic self-expression serve as moderating conditions allowing supervisor perception of  newcomer creativity to positively mediate the relationship between newcomer self-perceived creativity and newcomer adjustment.
Bibliographic citation: MAORET, M., DUFOUR, L., MONTANI, F. (2020). Coupling high self-perceived creativity and successful newcomer adjustment in organizations. the role of supervisor trust and support for authentic self-expression. Journal of Management Studies, 57 (8), 1531-1555. doi:10.1111/joms.12547.

Reference: 10.1111/joms.12547 (DOI)
Date: 01/12/2020
Author(s): Massimo Maoret; Lucas Dufour; Francesco Montani
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)
Department: Strategic Management
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Languages: English