Examining the mediating effect of trust and psychological well-being on transformational leadership and organizational commitment

Examining the mediating effect of trust and psychological well-being on transformational... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to extend the under-researched work on employees’ organizational commitment by examining transformational leadership (TL) adopted by the leader and the level of trust subordinates have in such a leader.Design/methodology/approachData were collected using convenience sampling and self-administered survey methods from professionals employed in Indian public sector banks (n=236).FindingsFindings reveal that the subordinates’ level of trust and psychological well-being partially mediates the relationship between TL and employees’ organizational commitment.Practical implicationsTL shares a positive relationship with organizational commitment through trust and psychological well-being.Originality/valueEven though previous studies on organizational commitment have produced a significant piece of work, this study is among the first to propose and analyze a comprehensive and theoretically grounded structure of TL, organizational commitment, level of trust and employees’ psychological well-being. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Benchmarking: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Examining the mediating effect of trust and psychological well-being on transformational leadership and organizational commitment

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1463-5771
DOI
10.1108/BIJ-07-2018-0191
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to extend the under-researched work on employees’ organizational commitment by examining transformational leadership (TL) adopted by the leader and the level of trust subordinates have in such a leader.Design/methodology/approachData were collected using convenience sampling and self-administered survey methods from professionals employed in Indian public sector banks (n=236).FindingsFindings reveal that the subordinates’ level of trust and psychological well-being partially mediates the relationship between TL and employees’ organizational commitment.Practical implicationsTL shares a positive relationship with organizational commitment through trust and psychological well-being.Originality/valueEven though previous studies on organizational commitment have produced a significant piece of work, this study is among the first to propose and analyze a comprehensive and theoretically grounded structure of TL, organizational commitment, level of trust and employees’ psychological well-being.

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Benchmarking: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2019

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