The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Employee voice and leader humility the perspective of sense of power

Employee voice and leader humility the perspective of sense of power
Employee voice and leader humility the perspective of sense of power
It has been shown that employee voice (e.g., making constructive suggestions) has significant positive effects on team and organizational effectiveness; however, many employees are often unwilling to speak up or voice their opinions. Understanding how to encourage employees to speak up has become increasingly important for today’s organizations. Drawing on the approach- inhibition theory of power and the emerging literature on leader humility, this study developed a moderated-mediation model under which leader humility influences employee voice by enhancing their personal sense of power (i.e., their ability to influence other individuals). The saliency of this mediating relationship was contingent upon the employees’ individual cultural value on power distance. Time-lagged supervisor-subordinate matched data was collected to test the model. Results of the mixed models analyses provided support for the hypothesized relationships; that is, employees’ personal sense of power mediated the relationship between leader humility and employee voice. Further, this relationship was stronger when employees’ individual cultural value on power distance is low (rather than high).
0065-0668
Lin, Xiaoshuang
d0bbdbac-4a58-459a-9d2d-6c235788095a
Chen, Zhen Xiong
4c9a552d-80d6-4c65-b329-5025298d5993
Hirst, Giles
6421240d-cf30-4f03-a4c1-3883560df196
Tse, Herman H.
e79bd87e-0ecc-43f5-829f-a641dfebfe87
Wei, Wu
53d662b0-67f4-463a-be5c-dc9d00cb21af
Ma, Chao
57cb496e-1b20-40c4-87b4-d905fe810618
Lin, Xiaoshuang
d0bbdbac-4a58-459a-9d2d-6c235788095a
Chen, Zhen Xiong
4c9a552d-80d6-4c65-b329-5025298d5993
Hirst, Giles
6421240d-cf30-4f03-a4c1-3883560df196
Tse, Herman H.
e79bd87e-0ecc-43f5-829f-a641dfebfe87
Wei, Wu
53d662b0-67f4-463a-be5c-dc9d00cb21af
Ma, Chao
57cb496e-1b20-40c4-87b4-d905fe810618

Lin, Xiaoshuang, Chen, Zhen Xiong, Hirst, Giles, Tse, Herman H., Wei, Wu and Ma, Chao (2017) Employee voice and leader humility the perspective of sense of power. Academy of Management Proceedings, 17 (1). (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11257abstract).

Record type: Meeting abstract

Abstract

It has been shown that employee voice (e.g., making constructive suggestions) has significant positive effects on team and organizational effectiveness; however, many employees are often unwilling to speak up or voice their opinions. Understanding how to encourage employees to speak up has become increasingly important for today’s organizations. Drawing on the approach- inhibition theory of power and the emerging literature on leader humility, this study developed a moderated-mediation model under which leader humility influences employee voice by enhancing their personal sense of power (i.e., their ability to influence other individuals). The saliency of this mediating relationship was contingent upon the employees’ individual cultural value on power distance. Time-lagged supervisor-subordinate matched data was collected to test the model. Results of the mixed models analyses provided support for the hypothesized relationships; that is, employees’ personal sense of power mediated the relationship between leader humility and employee voice. Further, this relationship was stronger when employees’ individual cultural value on power distance is low (rather than high).

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: August 2017

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 436736
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436736
ISSN: 0065-0668
PURE UUID: 50c4b25a-36ca-4f4f-b1a5-b30aa2155e9a

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 03 Jan 2020 11:05
Last modified: 03 Jan 2020 17:30

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Xiaoshuang Lin
Author: Zhen Xiong Chen
Author: Giles Hirst
Author: Herman H. Tse
Author: Wu Wei
Author: Chao Ma

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×