The Effects of Empowering Leadership on Intrinsic Motivation and In-role Behavior

임파워링 리더십이 내재적 동기부여와 역할 내 행동에 미치는 영향

  • Hwang, Sang-Kyu (Department of Business Administration, International University of Korea)
  • 황상규 (한국국제대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.10.20
  • Accepted : 2017.12.13
  • Published : 2017.12.31


The paper examines how empowering leadership and intrinsic motivation contributed to explaining in-role behavior. In order to verify the relationships and mediating effect, data were collected from 414 individuals in employees working in small and medium-sized firms at Jinju, Changwon, Gimhae, Busan City to test theoretical model and its hypotheses. All data collected from the survey were analyzed using with SPSS 18.0. This study reports findings as follows: first, the relationship between the empowering leadership and the intrinsic motivation is positively related. Second, there was also a positive correlation between the intrinsic motivation and the in-role behavior. Third, the relationship between the empowering leadership and the in-role behavior is positively related. Finally, the intrinsic motivation played as a partial mediator on the relationship between empowering leadership and in-role behavior. Based on these findings, the implications and the limitations of the study were presented including some directions for future studies.


Supported by : International University of Korea


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