PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS PREDICTING CREATIVITY AND THE MEDIATORY ROLE OF PRONENESS TO DIVORCE AMONG MARRIED EMPLOYEES OF FINTECH ORGANISATIONS IN LAGOS
Employees’ creativity is an important attribute with far reaching implication especially within the FINTECH organisations. Despite the fledging nature of the FINTECH space in Nigeria and indeed Africa as a whole as well as the need for creative workforce within this sector, not much has been done in terms of empirical research to determine factors that could predict creativity among employees within this fast developing sector. This study represents an attempt at looking at possible factors that could have implication for creativity among married employees. 229 Participants were drawn from five selected FINTECH organisations in Lagos. Their age ranged between 26-63 years with a mean age of 36 years and a standard deviation of 5.47. The study participants also comprised of 134 (58.5%) male employees and 85 (37.1%) female employees. Multiple regression analysis was employed to test the independent and joint influence of marital satisfaction, marital commitment, familism and religiosity on creativity as well as the mediatory role of proneness to divorce. Results showed that (commitment to marriage, familism, marital satisfaction and religiosity) have a significant joint influence on employee creativity (F (4, 223) = 24.766, P <.01; R2 = .295). Similarly also, it revealed a significant independent contribution of commitment to marriage and familism to employee creativity of Nigerians [(β = .358, P <.01); (β = .287, P <.01). results also shows that proneness to divorce significantly mediated only the independent influence of commitment to marriage (β1 = .358; β3 = .350). it was discovered that there was no gender difference in creativity among married employees in FINTECH organisations in Lagos (t (217) = 1.656, P > .05). these findings were discussed in the light of reviewed literature.
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