from Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 106–121 (2010)
by AN-CHIH WANG（王安智）& BOR-SHIUAN CHENG (鄭伯壎)
The present study identified creative role identity and job autonomy as two moderators thatinfluence the relationship between benevolent leadership, a leadership style that prevails inpaternalistic contexts, and creativity. Using 167 dyads of supervisor and subordinate as asample, we found that both creative role identity and job autonomy have significantmoderating effects: When each moderator is high, the positive relationship between benevolentleadership and creativity is stronger; when each moderator is low, this relationshipis weaker. Our results suggest that the effect of benevolent leadership upon creativityis dependent on the coexistence of important individual and contextual factors.