Effect of Pygmalion Leadership on the Organizational Commitment and the Mediating Effect of Leader-Member Exchange among Hospital Employees

피그말리온 리더십이 병원 종사자의 조직몰입에 미치는 영향과 리더 - 구성원 교환관계의 매개효과

  • Hong, Byoung Ho (Graduate School of Public Health, Inje University) ;
  • Bae, Sung Yoon (Department of Management, Inje University) ;
  • Kim, Misuk (Department of Medical Service Management, Dong-Pusan College)
  • 홍병호 (인제대학교 보건대학원) ;
  • 배성윤 (인제대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 김미숙 (동부산대학교 의료관광서비스과)
  • Received : 2013.07.19
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30


This study attempted to examine the relationship between pygmalion leadership and the organizational commitment among hospital employees, and the mediating effect of the leader-member exchange (LMX) on their relationship. For this purpose, we designed structured self-response survey questionnaires, and collected data from 349 employees working at 9 hospitals and ambulatory clinics in Busan area. Frequency analysis, correlation analysis, factor analysis, and reliability analysis were performed using SPSS ver.18.0 program, and the path analysis was performed using AMOS ver.18.0 program. Major findings are as follows. First, some factors of pygmalion leadership were found to directly influence the quality of LMX, while some had both direct and indirect influences on organizational commitment. Second, the quality of LMX was found to partly mediate the relationship between pygmalion leadership and the organizational commitment in hospital organizations. This is the first in kind which was conducted in the hospital setting.


Hospital;LMX;Organizational Commitment;Pygmalion Leadership


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