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An earlier version of the paper was presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
The present study investigates the relationship between negative workplace gossip, as perceived by the targets, and creativity by shedding light on the mediating role of emotional exhaustion and the moderating role of extroversion. The survey results from 451 employee-supervisor dyads in China indicate that targets who perceive negative workplace gossip tend to suffer emotional exhaustion, which in turn weakens their creativity. Additionally, extroversion strengthens the main effect of negative workplace gossip on emotional exhaustion and the mediating effect of emotional exhaustion on the association between negative workplace gossip and creativity. Our results offer new directions for studies into mistreatment, burnout, creativity, and personality.
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