Knowledge hiding and individual task performance: The role of individual creativity as mediator

Ika Atma Kurniawanti, Djumilah Zain, Armanu Thoyib, Mintarti Rahayu

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This study investigates the association of knowledge hiding with individual task performance and the mediation role of individual creativity. It focuses on how employees' knowledge-hiding behavior can influence their task performance and how individual creativity can alleviate the negative consequences of knowledge-hiding. Data was collected from 256 employees working in financing companies in Indonesia. Hypothesis testing was conducted using the Structural Equation Model - Partial Least Square (SEM-PLS) model. The findings showed that all indicators significantly represented the dimensions of evasive hiding, playing dumb, and rationalized hiding, which collectively constitutes knowledge hiding. Furthermore, the study confirmed that individual creativity served as a mediator in the relationship between knowledge hiding and individual task performance. The implications of this study underscore the importance of addressing knowledge-hiding behavior within organizations and promoting individual creativity as a means to overcome the negative consequences and enhance task performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere21035
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Evasive hiding
  • Individual creativity
  • Individual task performance
  • Knowledge hiding
  • Playing dumb
  • Rationalized hiding


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