Transformational leadership and the work outcomes of Chinese migrant workers: The mediating effects of identification with leader

Miao, Qing, Newman, Alexander and Lamb, Peter 2012, Transformational leadership and the work outcomes of Chinese migrant workers: The mediating effects of identification with leader, Leadership, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 377-395, doi: 10.1177/1742715012444055.

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Title Transformational leadership and the work outcomes of Chinese migrant workers: The mediating effects of identification with leader
Author(s) Miao, Qing
Newman, AlexanderORCID iD for Newman, Alexander orcid.org/0000-0003-1170-8947
Lamb, Peter
Journal name Leadership
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 377
End page 395
Total pages 19
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012-11-01
ISSN 1742-7150
1742-7169
Keyword(s) identification
innovative behavior
job performance
organizational commitment
transformational leadership
turnover intentions
Summary This study examines the mediating influence of identification with leader on the relationship between follower perceptions of transformational leadership behavior and their work outcomes, using data obtained from migrant workers and their supervisors in a large manufacturing company located in south-eastern China. Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that transformational leadership was positively related to the affective commitment and job performance of followers, and negatively related to their turnover intentions. In contrast, no significant influence was found of transformational leadership on the innovative behavior of followers. Subsequent analysis revealed that identification with leader mediated the relationship between transformational leadership and follower attitudes, but did not mediate the relationship between transformational leadership and follower job performance. These findings highlight the importance of cultural and wider contextual influences on the processes by which leadership impacts on the work outcomes of migrant workers in the Chinese manufacturing industry. The managerial implications of these findings are discussed and suggestions for future research provided.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1742715012444055
Field of Research 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
1503 Business And Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Sage Publications
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