Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science
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Familial Factors Influencing Creativity among Married Employees of Financial Technology Organisations in Cotonou: Mediatory Role of Proness to Divorce

Research Article
Volume 3 - Issue 8 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CRPBS/1072

Thomas Attah, Abel C Obosi and Shyngle K Balogun*

Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Corresponding Authors

Shyngle K Balogun, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Creativity, Marital satisfaction and commitment; Familism; Religiosity; Proneness to divorce

Received : October 31, 2022
Published : November 21, 2022


In the face of a complex and changing external environment, employee creativity has evolved into the driving force and core competitive capability required for most organizations to thrive in their enterprise. Most studies conducted on employees’ creativity were mainly from the perspective of organizational factors rather than personal factors. Therefore, this study investigated the prediction of employee’s creativity from familial factors (commitment to marriage, marital satisfaction, familism, and religiosity) and how proneness to divorce could mediate the strength of this relationship among married employees in FinTech organisations in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The study was cross-sectional in approach that adopted the ex-post facto design, in which a questionnaire measuring social-demographic variables, marital commitment, marital satisfaction, familism, proneness to divorce, religiosity and creativity was administered to 190 consenting married employees in FinTech, using convenience sampling technique. Pearson product moment correlation, multiple regression, and t-test for independent samples were used to test the hypotheses at page of 36±5.47 years. Results obtained revealed employees’ creativity has a significant positive relationship with marital commitment (r=0.437, p<0.01) but a significant inverse relationship with divorce proneness (r=- 0.706, p<0.01), marital satisfaction (r=-0.257, p<0.01), religiosity (r=-0.561, p<0.01). Further analysis revealed that all predictor variables (commitment to marriage, familism, marital satisfaction, & religiosity) significantly related to creativity among married employees. Meaning that the extents of correlations between commitment to marriage, familism, marital satisfaction, religiosity and creativity were significantly lowered by the inclusion of proneness to divorce as a mediator. The results of this study, which show the significance of proneness to divorce in tying familial variables and workplace outcomes, give a framework for understanding how familial factors contribute to diversity in degrees of creativity for organizational efficiency.