Transformational leadership and job behaviors: The mediating role of core job characteristics
Abbreviated Journal Title
Acad. Manage. J.
ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR; GOAL COMMITMENT; TRANSACTIONAL; LEADERSHIP; CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP; FIELD EXPERIMENT; TASK MOTIVATION; PERFORMANCE; METAANALYSIS; ANTECEDENTS; EMPOWERMENT; Business; Management
Although the effects of transformational leadership on task performance and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) are well-documented, the mechanisms that explain those effects remain unclear. We propose that transformational leadership is associated with the way followers view their jobs, in terms of Hackman and Oldham's (1976) core job characteristics. Results of our study support a structural model whereby indirect effects supplement the direct effects of transformational leadership on task performance and OCB through the mechanisms of job characteristics, intrinsic motivation, and goal commitment. Additional analyses revealed that transformational leadership relationships were significantly stronger for followers who perceived high-quality leader-member exchange.
Academy of Management Journal
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Transformational leadership and job behaviors: The mediating role of core job characteristics" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7906.