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Organizational commitment: a mediator of the relationships of leadership behavior with job satisfaction and performance in a non‐western country

Darwish A. Yousef (United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

This article investigates the potential mediating role of organizational commitment in the relationships of leadership behavior with the work outcomes of job satisfaction and job performance in a non‐western country where multiculturalism is a dominant feature of the workforce. It also explores the moderating effects of national culture on the relationships of leadership behavior with organizational commitment, job satisfaction and job performance in such a setting. Results suggest (in support of many western studies) that those who perceive their superiors as adopting consultative or participative leadership behavior are more committed to their organizations, more satisfied with their jobs, and their performance is high. The results also indicate that national culture moderates the relationship of leadership behavior with job satisfaction.

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Yousef, D.A. (2000), "Organizational commitment: a mediator of the relationships of leadership behavior with job satisfaction and performance in a non‐western country", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 6-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683940010305270

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