Beyond the Expected Activities: The Role of Impulsivity between Emotional Intelligence and Employee Creativity

  •  Ebru Gozukara    


Individual creativity is considered as an individual phenomenon level that provides the production of new and extremely valuable ideas for organizations. Organizational level studies indicate that there are lots of factors examined in individual and group levels within organizations like innovation climate effecting individual creativity, group communication, leadership style and creativity core competences. This study is based on the employees of a company who are affected by the individual impulsivity behavior, providing positive increase in the performance of the company by the help of creativity features of the employees. Accordingly, individuals’ behaviors leading to impulsivity are examined in a number of dimensions such as premeditation, urgency, sensation seeking and perseverance. These dimensions influence the creativity of employees. Impulsivity is an important psychological situation, studied in many individuals and generally in systematic level. In addition, this study examines the assumption that emotional intelligence, consisting self-emotion appraisal, other-emotion appraisal, use of emotion, regulation of emotion dimensions has an influence on the relation between employee impulsivity behavior and employee creativity. This study also examines whether the relationship among the impulsivity behavior, emotional intelligence and creativity of an employee changes with respect to gender.

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