Drawing from the supervisor undermining and creativity literature, this study explores the influence of supervisor undermining on employee self-esteem, creative performance, and overall job performance in the workplace. Using data obtained from subordinate–supervisor dyads (N = 123) in various organizations, this study specifically suggests that supervisor undermining adversely impacts employee creativity through the mediation process of employee self-esteem. Additionally, this study finds support for a positive relationship between employee creativity and overall job performance. Ultimately, the current study proposes a multiple mediation model whereby supervisor undermining indirectly influences employee overall job performance through the mediation mechanisms of employee self-esteem and employee creativity. The study concludes with theoretical and practical implications, as well as future research avenues.
Eissa, Gabi; Chinchanachokchai, Sydney; and Wyland, Rebecca
"The Influence of Supervisor Undermining on Self-Esteem, Creativity, and Overall
Job Performance: A Multiple Mediation Model,"
Organization Management Journal: Vol. 14:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarship.shu.edu/omj/vol14/iss4/1