An Examination of the Relationship Between Individual Creativity and Perceived Organizational Support Levels of Employees

  • Esvet Mert Pamukkale University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Business Administration, Turkey
  • Sabahat Bayrak Kök Pamukkale University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Business Administration, Turkey

Abstract

Creative thinking has gained more prominence than ever under contemporary evolving and advancing conditions. In this line, development of creativity of human resources and its configuration into a functional tool have gained strategic importance. Creativity is considered as a process for acquisition of both novel and utility outputs. Perceived organizational support is that existing values in an organization are qualified in a way that they attach importance to and prioritize employee’s satisfaction, motivation and happiness. The objective of this study is to determine and investigate the relationship between employees’ individual creativity levels and the organizational support perceived by them. The study was conducted on 177 employees at the teknokent. The Spearman correlation analysis was applied along the constructed hypotheses so as to determine the correlation. According to the obtained results, a positive and statistically significant correlation was determined between employees’ individual creativity levels and their perceived organizational support. Mann Whitney U Test and Kruskal Wallis Test were employed in evaluation of employees with respect to their individual demographical characteristics. On the basis of their gender and marital status, it was revealed that organizational support and individual creativity were higher among male and single respondents. Moreover, perceived organizational support and individual creativity were mostly seen in the age group of 17-23. With regard to work experience, the highest individual creativity was determined with the respondents with 2-5 years work experience; the highest perceived organizational support was determined with the respondents with work experience of 16 years and longer.

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Published
2017-05-11
How to Cite
Mert, E., & Kök, S. B. (2017). An Examination of the Relationship Between Individual Creativity and Perceived Organizational Support Levels of Employees. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(12). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n12p%p
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