Drawing upon the job-demands resources and the job demands-control-support model, the authors examined the buffering effect of health-oriented leadership (HoL) in terms of staff care on the relationship between job demands and employee health and job satisfaction.
Cross-sectional data from two studies (N1 = 314 and N2 = 260) were analyzed using moderation analyses.
Study 1 showed that staff care mitigates the effect of job demands on strain and health complaints. Study 2 found that staff care also buffered the effect of job demands on general health and job satisfaction.
Particularly under high job demands, staff care is an important resource for employees' health and satisfaction. Organizations should promote leaders' staff care.
Findings provide further evidence for the beneficial role of leaders in terms of HoL.
The authors would like to thank Laura Berger for her helpful comments in the preparation of this article and her support in the data collection process and material preparation.
Funding sources: There are no sources of funding.
Data availability: The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Conflict of interest: We have no known conflict of interest to disclose. There is no financial interest or benefit that arises from the direct applications of our research. Ideas and data have not been presented before at a conference or a meeting or have been posted or shared elsewhere.
Krick, A., Felfe, J. and Pischel, S. (2022), "Health-oriented leadership as a job resource: can staff care buffer the effects of job demands on employee health and job satisfaction?", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 37 No. 2, pp. 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-02-2021-0067
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