Linking job dissatisfaction, learning motivation, creative work involvement, and proactive personality

  • Received October 29, 2018;
    Accepted January 23, 2019;
    Published February 6, 2019
  • Author(s)
  • DOI
  • Article Info
    Volume 17 2019, Issue #1, pp. 32-41
  • Cited by
    5 articles

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

This study examines the links among job dissatisfaction, intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation, and creative work involvement (CWI). It also investigates the moderating effect of proactive personality. The research data were obtained from two surveys conducted four months apart involving 271 employees. Negative impacts of job dissatisfaction on (1) intrinsic learning motivation and (2) CWI were discovered. Positive impacts of both intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation on CWI were found. Intrinsic learning motivation mediated the relationship between job dissatisfaction and CWI. In addition, proactive personality played moderating roles in the relationships between job dissatisfaction and (1) intrinsic learning motivation, extrinsic learning motivation and (2) CWI.

view full abstract hide full abstract
    • Figure 1. Research framework
    • Table 1. Discriminant validity for intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation
    • Table 2. Means, standard deviations, and correlations
    • Table 3. Model comparison
    • Table 4. Moderating effects of proactive personality