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Investigating the impact of servant leadership on service excellence: the mediating role of PsyCap as a personal resource and buffering role of conscientiousness

Faisal Qamar (Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Shuaib Ahmed Soomro (Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)

Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

ISSN: 2514-9342

Article publication date: 27 February 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Applying servant leadership theory, this study aims to investigate whether servant leadership predicts service excellence of bank employees through mediating role of psychological capital (PsyCap). It also tests buffering role of conscientiousness in boosting service excellence.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses data collected from 224 bank employees. SPSS and jamovi statistics were used for data analysis.

Findings

Study findings suggest a significant relationship between servant leadership, service excellence and PsyCap. PsyCap emerged as a mediator, and conscientiousness moderated the nexus between servant leadership and service excellence.

Practical implications

Findings highlight important implications for organisational practitioners. Because servant leadership leads to service excellence, practitioners should consider adopting servant leadership at every organizational level. Further, servant leaders could enhance followers’ PsyCap for creating service excellence. Organisations should use customized training programs and development interventions to enhance service excellence.

Originality/value

This study is one of the few studies to investigate the mediating role of PsyCap as a personal resource and buffering role of conscientiousness for service sector employees. Study generates new insights on employee experiences working in service sectors.

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Citation

Qamar, F. and Soomro, S.A. (2023), "Investigating the impact of servant leadership on service excellence: the mediating role of PsyCap as a personal resource and buffering role of conscientiousness", Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-11-2022-0259

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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