The Effect of Employees' Perception of a Supervisor's Servant Leadership on Employees' Perceived Organization's Support: The Mediating Effect of Employees' Perceived Supervisor's Supports

  • Kang, Min-Jeong (College of Business Administration, Seoul National University) ;
  • Hwang, Hee-Joong (Department of International Trade, Korea National Open University)
  • Received : 2014.01.15
  • Accepted : 2014.03.17
  • Published : 2014.03.30


Purpose - Leadership style is an important factor in determining the attitude and behavior of employees and their satisfaction with an organization. Contributing the efficiency of an organization, Especially, servant leadership focusing on meeting employees' hopes and desires positively affect success of the organization and performance of employees. In the airline service industry it is necessary to conduct studies for an internal marketing on servant leadership that emphasizes the trust in the dignity of humans and spirit of service to subordinates as a factor affecting the job satisfaction. Research design, data, and methodology -Therefore, in this research, it is empirically analyzed that employees' perception of a supervisor's support plays mediating role in the relationship between employees' perception of servant leadership and perception of an organization's support using multiple and hierarchal regression analysis targeting 243 employees working in D Airline. Result - As a result, Employees' employees' perceived supervisor's support mediates the relationship between employees' perceived servant leadership of a supervisor and employees' perceived organizational support. Conclusions - This study suggests that the servant leadership of a supervisor perceived by employees constitutes an important preceding variable in enhancing the employees' perception on organizational support.