Collective Efficacy

Linking Paternalistic Leadership to Organizational Commitment

Ying Chen, Xiaohu Zhou*, Kim Klyver

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Abstract

Based on social cognitive theory, we theorize that collective efficacy plays a mediating role in the relationship between paternalistic leadership and organizational commitment and that this mediating role depends on team cohesion. The empirical results from a study of 238 employees from 52 teams at manufacturing companies show that benevolent leadership and moral leadership, both components of paternalistic leadership, are positively related to organizational commitment and further that collective efficacy mediates the moral leadership–organizational commitment relationship. We did not find a relationship between authoritarian leadership and organizational commitment. Besides, it was found that team cohesion negatively moderates the relationship between moral leadership and collective efficacy and positively moderates the relationship between collective efficacy and organizational commitment. Explanations and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume159
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)587-603
ISSN0167-4544
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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Collective efficacy
Organizational commitment
Organizational Commitment
Efficacy
Team cohesion
Cohesion
Social cognitive theory
Relationship commitment
Manufacturing companies
Employees
Empirical results
Social Cognitive Theory
Manufacturing

Keywords

  • Authoritarian leadership
  • Benevolent leadership
  • Collective efficacy
  • Moral leadership
  • Organizational commitment
  • Paternalistic leadership

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Collective Efficacy : Linking Paternalistic Leadership to Organizational Commitment. / Chen, Ying; Zhou, Xiaohu; Klyver, Kim.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 159, No. 2, 10.2019, p. 587-603.

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