The purpose of this paper is to extend the under-researched work on employees’ organizational commitment by examining transformational leadership (TL) adopted by the leader and the level of trust subordinates have in such a leader.
Data were collected using convenience sampling and self-administered survey methods from professionals employed in Indian public sector banks (n=236).
Findings reveal that the subordinates’ level of trust and psychological well-being partially mediates the relationship between TL and employees’ organizational commitment.
TL shares a positive relationship with organizational commitment through trust and psychological well-being.
Even though previous studies on organizational commitment have produced a significant piece of work, this study is among the first to propose and analyze a comprehensive and theoretically grounded structure of TL, organizational commitment, level of trust and employees’ psychological well-being.
Jain, P., Duggal, T. and Ansari, A.H. (2019), "Examining the mediating effect of trust and psychological well-being on transformational leadership and organizational commitment", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 26 No. 5, pp. 1517-1532. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-07-2018-0191
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