The Influence of Leader Prestige on Subordinates’ Job Attitude and Behavior: mediation and moderation effects
Faculty of Politics and Public Management, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, 510006, China
To explore the problem of leader prestige Chinese is familiar with, an empirical study was conducted. Base on the results of a sample of full-time employees in enterprises, the present study analyzed the effects of leader prestige on subordinates’ job attitude and behavior. The study proves that leader prestige can improve leader trust and organization identification of subordinates. Leader prestige can give birth to positive effects on leader trust, and then improve organizational identification of subordinates. Leader prestige has positive effects on job satisfaction and job engagement by the full mediator of organizational identification and leader trust. Leader’s power and leader-member exchange can moderate the positive relationship between leader prestige and subordinates’ organizational identification, but cannot moderate the relationship between leader prestige and leader trust.
Key words: leader prestige / leader trust / organizational identification / job satisfaction / job engagement / leader’s power / leader-member exchange
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