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Transformational leadership as an antecedent of change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior


  • López-Domínguez, Mercedes
  • Enache, Mihaela
  • Sallan, Jose M.
  • Simo, Pep


This study draws on a general framework of proactive motivation to propose and test a model that evaluates the influence of the individualized consideration dimension of transformational leadership and organizational climate on change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior. In this model, individuals' cognitive emotional states (role breadth self-efficacy and felt responsibility for constructive change) act as mediating variables. For the first time in the literature, this paper develops a model of leadership and organizational climate antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior. Using a sample of 602 Spanish employees with higher education, the structural equation modeling indicates that the proposed model fits reasonably well to the data. Research results show that all hypotheses are significant, thus confirming the results of previous research that finds mediated relations between transformational leadership and other dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior.

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  • López-Domínguez, Mercedes & Enache, Mihaela & Sallan, Jose M. & Simo, Pep, 2013. "Transformational leadership as an antecedent of change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(10), pages 2147-2152.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:66:y:2013:i:10:p:2147-2152
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.02.041

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    1. Griffin, Mark A. & Parker, Sharon K. & Neal, Andrew, 2008. "Is Behavioral Engagement a Distinct and Useful Construct?," Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Cambridge University Press, vol. 1(01), pages 48-51, March.
    2. Kwan, Ho Kwong & Liu, Jun & Yim, Frederick Hong-kit, 2011. "Effects of mentoring functions on receivers' organizational citizenship behavior in a Chinese context: A two-study investigation," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(4), pages 363-370, April.
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    1. DeConinck, James B., 2015. "Outcomes of ethical leadership among salespeople," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 68(5), pages 1086-1093.
    2. Bai, Yuntao & Lin, Li & Li, Peter Ping, 2016. "How to enable employee creativity in a team context: A cross-level mediating process of transformational leadership," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(9), pages 3240-3250.


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