Title: A study on the relationship among time pressure, job involvement, routinisation, creativity and turnover intentions
Authors: Ming-Ji James Lin, Chih-Cheng Chen, Chih-Jou Chen, Fu-Shan Lai
Addresses: Department of Business Administration, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Business Administration, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan, ROC; Department of International Business Management, Dayeh University, No. 168, University Road, Dacun Township, Changhua County 51591, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, National Penghu University, No. 300, Liu-Ho Road, Makung City, Penghu County 880, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Digital Media Design, Hsiuping Institute of Technology, No. 11, Gongye Road, Dali City, Taichung County 41280, Taiwan, ROC
Abstract: Researchers have claimed that routinisation hinders creativity. However, empirical evidence for this assumption is sparse. In this study, we examined a series of research hypotheses that specifies the relationships among time pressure, job involvement, routinisation, creativity and turnover intentions. A research was conducted with 315 employees of the newspaper and television industries in Taiwan. Our results clearly reveal that routinisation is negatively associated with creativity. Time pressure is a strong predictor for routinisation and creativity. Job involvement emerged as a positive predictor for routinisation. Routinisation and creativity had an adverse relationship with turnover intentions. The findings are interpreted with discussions of the implications.
Keywords: time pressures; job involvement; routinisation; newspaper industry; television industry; broadcasting; mass media; Taiwan; negative associations; negativity; routines; positive predictors; staff turnover; employee creativity; workforce; human resource management; HRM; enterprise development.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2010 Vol.8 No.2, pp.184 - 197
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