Satisfaction with Creativity: A Study of Organizational Characteristics and Individual Motivation Silvia Sacchetti & Ermanno C. Tortia
Journal of Happiness Studies An Interdisciplinary Forum on Subjective Well-Being ISSN 1389-4978 J Happiness Stud DOI 10.1007/s10902-012-9410-y
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J Happiness Stud DOI 10.1007/s10902-012-9410-y RESEARCH PAPER
Satisfaction with Creativity: A Study of Organizational Characteristics and Individual Motivation
Silvia Sacchetti • Ermanno C. Tortia
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Abstract In answering the question of what inﬂuences satisfaction with creativity in the workplace, this work takes into account the extent to which the organization supports human aspiration to act creatively. The work throughout reﬂects a pragmatist approach to creativity and fulﬁllment, bridging it with needs theory in psychology. The empirical model uses survey data encompassing over 4,000 workers in Italian social enterprises. Results show that satisfaction with creativity is supported, at organizational level, by teamwork, autonomy, domain-relevant competences, as well as by inclusive, fair processes and relationships. At the individual level, satisfaction with creativity is enhanced by the strength of intrinsic initial motivations. The analysis of interaction terms shows that teamwork and workers’ initial motivations are complementary in...