The Effect of Transformational Leadership's Sub-factors on Innovative Behavior :The Mediating Effect of Job Engagement

변혁적 리더십의 하위요인이 혁신행동에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구 : 직무열의의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Sim, Wan-Jun (Dept. of Business Administration, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Jang, Eun-Hye (Dept. of Business Administration, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Noh, Kyoung-Soo (Dept. of Business Administration, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • 심완준 (금오공과대학교 경영학과) ;
  • 장은혜 (금오공과대학교 경영학과) ;
  • 노경수 (금오공과대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2019.03.08
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28


Transformational leadership(TL) is an effective job resource that can lead to innovative behavior. The new concern is to identify the mechanisms by which innovative behaviors persist, taking into account factors such as mediator. Therefore, this study intends to identify the mediating role of job engagement in the relationship between sub-factors of TL and innovative behavior. We conducted a questionnaire survey of 671 employees who are highly related to innovative behavior in public, private firms and utilized a structural equation analysis, mediation analysis to verify hypotheses based on previous studies. As a result, charisma and intellectual stimulation, which are sub-factors of TL were proved to influence innovative behavior through job engagement. The results of this study imply that companies need to utilize the measurement tool of job engagement and select leader with charisma and intellectual stimulation to sustain innovative behavior.

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Fig. 1. The research model

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Fig. 2. The research model

Table 1. Demographic characteristic

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Table 2. Correlations between the variables

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Table 3. Confirmatory factor analysis result

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Table 4. SEM goodness of fit

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Table 5. Correlations between the variables

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Table 6. Kenny’s Mediation Analysis

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