Emotions, helping behavior and leaders’ effectiveness: a serial mediation model
South Asian Journal of Global Business Research
Article publication date: 17 October 2016
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of leaders’ positive emotions on their followers’ perceptions of leaders’ effectiveness through a serial mediation mechanism that employed followers’ positive emotions and leaders’ helping behaviors as mediators.
This study is quantitative in nature. The data for it were collected from supervisors and subordinates in the restaurant and hotel industries of Pakistan. This study used a mix of convenient and purposive/judgmental sampling and the sample consisted of 400 dyads.
This study has found statistical support for all its hypotheses. In particular, the results of this study have demonstrated that followers’ emotions and leaders’ helping behaviors mediate the relationships between leaders’ positive emotions and followers’ perceptions about their leaders’ effectiveness, acting in the form of a chain.
This study has implications for organizational leaders who are in the process of implementing emotional regulation in the workplace.
This is one of the few studies that has tested a serial mediation model to examine the conditions under which leaders’ positive emotions determine their effectiveness.
Asadullah, M.A., Mumtaz, M., Batool, Z. and Hameed, I. (2016), "Emotions, helping behavior and leaders’ effectiveness: a serial mediation model", South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 323-340. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJGBR-01-2016-0003
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