Document Type : Research Paper

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1 Master's student in Public Administration, majoring in Organizational Behavior Management, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Encouraging and strengthening creativity among employees is an important strategy for maintaining and improving competitive advantages, ensuring long-term survival and growth of organizations. On the other hand, it is important to determine which leadership styles are related to employees' creativity through which methods, procedures and approaches and through which strategies. Organizational citizenship behavior as a psychological behavior may play a critical role as a mediator in our relationship between leadership styles and employee creativity. The current research is an applied research in terms of its purpose, and a descriptive-survey research in terms of collecting data and information. The statistical population of this research is all the employees of the Persian Gulf State University of Bushehr, numbering 302 people, and the sample size based on Cochran's formula is 169 employees. The tool for collecting data and information from the statistical population was a questionnaire. In order to analyze the research data, the Structural Equation Model (SEM) method and SPSS 22 and Lisrel software were used. The results of the research showed that servant leadership and ethical leadership styles have a significant effect on employee creativity with a mediating role of organizational citizenship behavior.

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