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BUSINESS CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY, 1(1), 52-60, 2015

Issue Copyright 2015 International Center for Studies in Creativity

ISSN: 2374-1414 print/2374-1422 online DOI: 10.18536/bcce.2015.07.1.1.07

Abstract

This study presents a structural equations model that represents relationships between department chairs’ social intelligence (SI) and their creative performance (CP) at a public university in the United States. SI was defined as the ability to be aware of relevant social situations, to manage situational challenges effectively, to understand others’ concerns and feelings, and to build and maintain positive relationships in social settings. Four components of SI were examined: situational awareness, situational response, cognitive empathy, and social skills. The model was tested with questionnaire data from 406 faculty members belonging to 43 departments in a state university. The data analyses with LISREL suggest that department chairs’ SI was positively associated with CP. Implications for management, directions for future research, and limitations of the study are discussed.

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Management Information Systems | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Organizational Behavior and Theory