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Examining the mediating effect of trust and psychological well-being on transformational leadership and organizational commitment

Priyanka Jain (Business School, Amity University, Noida, India)
Taranjeet Duggal (Business School, Amity University, Noida, India)
Amirul Hasan Ansari (Department of Management, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Article publication date: 26 February 2019

Issue publication date: 8 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected using convenience sampling and self-administered survey methods from professionals employed in Indian public sector banks (n=236).

Findings

Findings reveal that the subordinates’ level of trust and psychological well-being partially mediates the relationship between TL and employees’ organizational commitment.

Practical implications

TL shares a positive relationship with organizational commitment through trust and psychological well-being.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Publishing Limited

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