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Ethical and empowering leadership and leader effectiveness

Shahidul Hassan (John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Rubiná Mahsud (Department of Management, Albers School of Business, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA)
Gary Yukl (Department of Management, Business School, New York State University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA)
Gregory E. Prussia (Department of Management, Albers School of Business, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 8 February 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine how ethical leadership and empowering leadership are related to leader‐member exchange relations (LMX), affective commitment, and leader effectiveness.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected using questionnaires filled out by 259 subordinates of public and private sector managers. Relationships among variables were analyzed using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The results indicated that ethical leadership and empowering leadership have positive associations with LMX, subordinate affective commitment, and perception of leader effectiveness.

Originality/value

This study is the first to examine the independent and joint relationships of empowering leadership and ethical leadership with leadership effectiveness and the mediating role of LMX.

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Citation

Hassan, S., Mahsud, R., Yukl, G. and Prussia, G.E. (2013), "Ethical and empowering leadership and leader effectiveness", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 133-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683941311300252

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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