A multilevel study of supportive leadership and individual work outcomes: The mediating roles of team cooperation, job satisfaction, and team commitment

Yuhyung Shin, Won Kyung Oh, Chang Hyun Sim, Jee Young Lee

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Abstract

Due to increasing empowerment in work teams, team leaders’ supportive role in helping team members perform their tasks is deemed important. The present study aimed at exploring the multilevel dynamics involving team leaders’ supportive leadership and individual work outcomes. Longitudinal survey data were collected from 536 employees in 69 teams of a large engineering company located in South Korea. The results of multilevel structural equation modeling showed that individuals’ perceptions of supportive leadership were positively related to their subsequent task performance, and that this relationship was mediated by team commitment. The relationship between individual-level perceptions of supportive leadership and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) was mediated by job satisfaction and team commitment. On the other hand, team cooperation mediated the relationship between team-level perceptions of supportive leadership and OCB. These findings provide meaningful insights into multilevel mediation processes involving different levels of supportive leadership perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-70
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Business Research
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016 Jan

Keywords

  • Job Satisfaction
  • Multilevel Analysis
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  • Supportive Leadership
  • Task Performance
  • Team Commitment
  • Team Cooperation

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