Responsible leadership and workplace deviant behaviour: modeling trust and turnover intention as mediator

Ahmad, Muhammad Shakil, Iqbal, Fatima, Saddique, Raffia, Abbas, Sohail and Fakhr, Zainab (2020) Responsible leadership and workplace deviant behaviour: modeling trust and turnover intention as mediator. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 41 (7). pp. 939-952. ISSN 0143-7739

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Abstract / Description

Drawing on psychological contract theory and social identity theory, this study aims at examining the mediating role of trust and turnover intention between the relationship of responsible leadership (RL) and work deviant behaviour (WDB).

Data was collected from 230 full-time hospital staff to examine the hypothesized relationship. Moreover, the study employed a two-step SEM approach to testing the proposed relationships

The results derived from “partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM)” analysis revealed that RL does not affect WDB. The findings further provided a noteworthy theoretical understanding that of influence of RL on WDB is better explained by Trust, whereas the impact of RL on WD is less translated through turnover intention.

This study entails vital managerial implications by demonstrating how hospitals should improve WDB.

The study makes a unique contribution to RL literature by linking psychological contract theory and social identity theory. This novel research endeavor also bridges important theoretical gaps by highlighting the additive effects of RL and exploring the competing mediation mechanism through which RL influence WDB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: responsible leadership; workplace deviant behaviour; trust; turnover intention; health sector; Pakistan
Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Dr Zainab Fakhr
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 12:45


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