Workplace agility, intrinsic motivation, and role congruence antecedents of innovative work behavior: Evidence from Saudi Arabian organizations

  • Received December 15, 2022;
    Accepted July 28, 2023;
    Published August 31, 2023
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    Volume 21 2023, Issue #3, pp. 448-459
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This study investigates the impact of workplace agility, intrinsic motivation, and role congruence on innovative work behavior in private and public organizations. This empirical study used a quantitative research method and collected data from 358 employees in Saudi Arabian organizations. The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed to the sample via social media groups. For this purpose, four standardized and validated questionnaires were used to measure the variables of interest. Since all the fit indices have robust fit, the proposed model qualifies for conducting Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The results revealed a significant positive relationship, at a remarkable 0.01 level, between all the examined variables and innovative work behavior. This suggests that workplace agility, intrinsic motivation, and role congruence are positively associated with employees’ tendency to engage in innovative work behavior. Moreover, the study’s findings supported the hypotheses formulated for the research. All t-values exceeded 1.96, indicating statistical significance for all proposed variables. Theoretically, the study contributes to enhancing the current dynamic knowledge of the variables that influence the work environment. Practically, this study offers guidance to employees on innovative work behavior.

This research is funded by Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University under project numbered PSAU/2023/1444.

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    • Figure 1. Initial model
    • Figure 2. Measurement model
    • Table 1. Demographics of the sample
    • Table 2. Reliability measures
    • Table 3. Convergent validity
    • Table 4. Discriminant validity
    • Table 5. Fit index
    • Table 6. Structural equation modelling results
    • Data curation
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    • Investigation
      Abdulaziz Alabood, Sulphey Manakkattil
    • Project administration
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    • Resources
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    • Visualization
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    • Writing – original draft
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    • Writing – review & editing
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    • Conceptualization
      Sulphey Manakkattil
    • Formal Analysis
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    • Methodology
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    • Validation
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