THE IMPACTS OF UNDEREMPLOYMENT AND CAREERISM ON ORGANIZATIONAL TRUST AND CREATIVITY: THE MODERATING ROLES OF PERSONALITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL COLLECTIVISM
İbrahim BOUZİDANİ,Alev TORUN
Purpose- The present study aimed to explore the contributions of underemployment and careerism to organizational trust and creativity; and to examine the moderating effects of agreeableness, openness to experience, and organizational collectivism on these relationships.Methodology- The study was conducted in the province of Istanbul/Turkey, among a convenient sample of 156 participants from private organizations. For testing the hypotheses of the present study, simple regression and multiple regression analyses were utilized.Findings- All underemployment and careerism dimensions were interrelated. Besides, the two dimensions of underemployment were found to be significantly related to the two dimensions of creativity. Also, underemployment and organizational trust, on the one hand, and careerism and creativity, on the other hand, displayed significant relationships. The moderating role was only found for agreeableness on the relationship between behavioral careerism and trust in supervisors.Conclusion- The impacts of underemployment and careerism on creativity and organizational trust need to be explored further. In addition to that, the moderating roles of other personality traits on these relationships need to be looked at as well.
Underemployment, careerism, organizational trust, creativity, moderators
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