Impact of work-holism and Destructive leadership on creativity, Emotional exhaustion, and intrinsic motivation in the banking sector of Pakistan


  • Muhammad Abdullah Punjab university Gujranwala Campus
  • Ansar Abbas Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, pakistan
  • Irfan Ahmad Khan Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs
  • Muhammad Waseem Akram Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, pakistan


leadership style, Spiritual leadership, goal clarity, project success and critical success factor


Purpose-In this era of globalization, organizations cope with new challenges to maximize their profit. This global competition is affecting the way people work. This study investigates the impact of workaholism on the creativity of bank employees in Pakistan. This research aims to check the mediating role of destructive leadership and emotional exhaustion in the relationship between workaholism and creativity and the moderating role of intrinsic motivation in workaholism and emotional exhaustion.

Methodology-The researcher collected data through an electronic questionnaire from four banks of Gujranwala. Two hundred and fifty consumers' responses are used as a sample for this study. This study employs the approach of judgmental sampling since it is utilized to acquire data from individuals with competence in the investigated topic. This study demonstrates workaholism has a significant relation with creativity.

Results-The results found that destructive leadership mediates the relationship between workaholism and creativity, and emotional exhaustion also mediates the relationship between workaholism and creativity.

Implications-This survey offers managers a thorough picture of the employee-perceived elements that make their work environment more comfortable and simpler to adapt to. So, this research aids managers in developing their HR policies when dealing with employees.