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The role of transformational leadership style, organizational structure and job characteristics in developing psychological empowerment among banking professionals

Imran Ahmad Shahzad (Post Graduate Centre, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia and SKEMA - Campus de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Muhammad Farrukh (Faculty of Business and Management, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
Nazar OmerAbdallah Ahmed (Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia)
Li Lin (Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
Nagina Kanwal (Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)

Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management

ISSN: 2040-8005

Article publication date: 21 August 2018

Issue publication date: 18 October 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the antecedents of psychological empowerment among bank managers in Beijing, China. Specifically, it aims at investigating the impact of transformational leadership, organization structure and job characteristics on psychological empowerment among banking professionals.

Design/methodology/approach

Questionnaires were distributed to bank managers in Beijing which were randomly selected through the cluster sampling technique. PLS-SEM was used for analysis to testify the hypotheses.

Findings

Statistical results showed; transformational leadership, organization structure and job characteristics were directly and positively related to psychological empowerment.

Originality/value

The proposed model is essential in providing guideline for the development of employees. These recommendations can be adopted by the organizational trainers and human resource personnel for the betterment of their organization.

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Citation

Shahzad, I.A., Farrukh, M., Ahmed, N.O., Lin, L. and Kanwal, N. (2018), "The role of transformational leadership style, organizational structure and job characteristics in developing psychological empowerment among banking professionals", Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 107-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCHRM-01-2018-0002

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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