Effect of Leadership Empowerment on Personnel Creativity in Projects: Moderating Role of Project Culture and Mediating Role of Creative Self-efficacy


  • Sidra Malik Department of Management Science, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aleena Nadeem Department of Management Science, Capital University of Science and Technology ,Islamabad, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3406-2344
  • Saira Ahmed Department of Management Science, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3406-2344




empowering leadership, creative self-efficacy, employee creativity, project culture


Empowering leadership substantively encourages employee creativity and enhances intellectual capital. This study focuses on exploring the impact of leadership empowerment on personnel creativity through moderating the role of project culture and mediating the effect of creative self-efficacy across project-based IT organizations. The questionnaires were distributed to collect data from 264 leaders and subordinates serving in different project-based firms. Convenience sampling was incorporated for data collection from the software houses within the capital of Pakistan (Islamabad). The empirical findings from the descriptive statistical analysis demonstrated that empowering leadership has positively influenced personnel creativity in the projects. Further, the results revealed a significant role of creative self-efficacy as a mediator in boosting human capital within project-based IT organizations. However, the moderating role of the project culture is substantiated to be insignificant in influencing the relationship between empowering leadership and employee creativity.


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Malik, S., Nadeem, A., & Ahmed, S. (2022). Effect of Leadership Empowerment on Personnel Creativity in Projects: Moderating Role of Project Culture and Mediating Role of Creative Self-efficacy. JISR Management and Social Sciences & Economics, 20(2), 21–37. https://doi.org/10.31384/jisrmsse/2022.20.2.2



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