Journal of Social Sciences

The Perceived Leader Support Behavior for Subordinate's Creativity: The Moderating Effect of Trust

Kuo-Hsiung Chen, Jui-Mei Yien and Chien-Jung Huang

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.257.264

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 257-264


Problem statement: The main goal behind this study tries to figure out whether or not the leader’s supportive behavior will influence subordinates’ creativity and is there any affection of trust between leaders’ supportive behavior and subordinates’ creativity? Approach: This study was conducted to examine the relationships between leader support behavior and subordinate creativity and the moderating effect of trust on subordinates' creativity under the leader support behavior. Results: From the analysis, we found the supportive behavior of leaders, employees’ creativity and employee to leaders’ trust is significant related and trust is also partial moderating. Conclusion: Based on the finding of the this study, we argue that leadership of creative subordinates required leader support behavior and trust in management, thus, the creativity in organization could be enhanced.


© 2011 Kuo-Hsiung Chen, Jui-Mei Yien and Chien-Jung Huang. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.