I'm creative and deserving! From self‐rated creativity to creative recognition

Matej Černe*, Aldijana Bunjak, Sut-I Wong, Shaima' Salem Moh'd

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This paper examines the psychological mechanism by which digital workers translate self‐rated creativity into other‐rated creativity (novelty and usefulness). Specifically, we explore digital workers' creative self‐efficacy as an explanatory mechanism while we investigate psychological entitlement as a boundary condition. We test our research model on a sample of digital platform workers (245 working professionals on Amazon Mechanical Turk) and 167 digital experiment participants. The results of both studies converge in supporting the moderated‐mediation model leading up to novelty as a criterion of creativity, but not usefulness. Implications for the study of creativity and digital work are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-679
Number of pages16
JournalCreativity and Innovation Management
Issue number4
Early online date31 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

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