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The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior-Mediating Effect of Organizational Identification

변혁적 리더십이 비윤리적 친조직 행동에 미치는 영향 -조직 동일시의 매개 효과

  • Lee, Kang-Min (Development Group, SAMSUNG SDS) ;
  • Choo, Shi-Gak (School of Mechanical and ICT Convergence Engineering, Sunmoon University) ;
  • Jeon, Sang-Gil (College of Business and Economics, Hanyang University(ERICA))
  • Received : 2015.12.23
  • Accepted : 2016.02.20
  • Published : 2016.02.28

Abstract

This study attempted to test not only the influence of transformational leadership(TFL) on employees' unethical pro-organizational behavior(UPB), but also the mediating effect of organizational identification(OID) between TFL and employees' UPB. This study employed two research methods: literature review and empirical testing of the developed hypotheses. Data were collected through online questionnaire instruments from 229 employees working at companies in Korea. To test the hypotheses, structural equation modeling was employed. The model is shown as adequately fitting to the data. The results showed that there was not a positive and statistically significant relationship between TFL and employees' UPB, and OID played as a mediator in the relationship between TFL and employees' UPB. These findings provide a meaningful implication that the positive impact of TFL is linked to employees' UPB through OID.

Keywords

Business ethics;Transformational leadership;Unethical pro-organizational behavior;Organizational identification;Social identity theory

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