Impact of Paternalistic Leadership on Project Success through Employee Creativity: Moderating Role of Supervisor Expectations for Creativity


  • Asif Mehmood Rehmani
  • Shabbar Hussain


Paternalistic leadership, Creativity, Supervisor expectation of creativity, Project success


Purpose: The present study was aimed to test the impact of paternalistic leadership
on project success of organization through the mediating mechanism of employee
creativity. Furthermore supervisor expectation for creativity was proposed possible
moderator on the relationship of employee creativity and project success in the IT
industry of Pakistan.
Methodology/Design: In order to test the aforementioned relationship correlation
analysis was performed thorough SPSS. Whereas AMOS was used to establish the
convergent and discriminant validity through CFA, as well as regression analysis
Findings: Result provides paternalistic leadership positively predicts the creativity
of employees. Creativity of employees was also found a significant mediator
between paternalistic leadership and project success. While the moderating effect of
supervisor expectations for creativity was also found.
Implication: The study comes with the conclusive finding that chances of project
success can be improved in IT industry through paternalistic leadership style and its
outcomes in term of employee’s creative behavior.


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How to Cite

Asif Mehmood Rehmani, & Shabbar Hussain. (2022). Impact of Paternalistic Leadership on Project Success through Employee Creativity: Moderating Role of Supervisor Expectations for Creativity. UW Journal of Management Sciences, 2(2), 36–56. Retrieved from