Linking Care Felt to Engagement in Innovative Behaviors in the Workplace: The Mediating Role of Psychological Conditions

Hedva Vinarski-Peretz, Abraham Carmeli

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Abstract

This study examines the relationships between care felt and engagement in innovative behaviors at work. We posit that when an individual perceives that coworkers care for him or her (i.e., care felt), this cultivates psychological conditions such as safety, meaningfulness, and availability, which result in a higher level of motivation and by implication engagement in innovative behaviors at work. A sample of 218 employees took part in the assessment of the relationship between the psychological conditions linked to care felt (measured at Time 1) and motivation and engagement in innovative behaviors (measured at Time 2). The results of structural equation modeling (SEM) indicate that care felt is positively linked to psychological conditions. The latter is positively related directly and indirectly (through motivation) to engagement in innovative behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-53
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • And motivation
  • Care
  • Engagement
  • Innovative behaviors
  • Psychological conditions

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