Pakistan Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation (PJERE), Vol 9, No 2 (2021)

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Relationship between Work Autonomy and Work Place Creativity as Moderated by Task Complexity at University Level

Ghazala Noureen, Anam Noshaba, Tahseen Arshad, Jannat Younis


Many old and new organizational practices have faith in notion of autonomy and workplace creativity. Autonomy refers to freedom of the will or actions by an individual working in any organization to perform assigned tasks. It can be further described as employee’s liberty, freedom, and will in performing tasks of the job. Undeniably, creativity and innovation are cultivated by cultures have foundations on strong shared values. Utilization of employee innovative ideas flourishes teachers job performance and minimize the complexity of task in organizations. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between work autonomy and work place creativity as moderated by task complexity at university level.  Correlational research design was used. Data was collected through online questionnaire. Findings of the study revealed that there is a positive strong relationship between work autonomy and work place creativity. This relationship has significant moderation effect of task complexity. It is concluded that work autonomy effecting workplace creativity in a lesser degree when task complexity was low whereas in case of high task complexity, work autonomy was affecting workplace creativity greatly.

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