"Ethical Leadership Makes Safety" : The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on Safety Behavior

"윤리적 리더십이 안전을 만든다." : 기업의 사회적 책임이 안전 행동에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Byung-Jik (Department of Business Administration, University of Ulsan)
  • 김병직 (울산대학교 경영학부)
  • Received : 2022.04.12
  • Accepted : 2022.05.27
  • Published : 2022.06.30


Considering that extant studies on safety behavior have paid insufficient attention to the impact of corporate social responsibility(CSR) on employee's safety behavior. This paper delves into the influence of CSR on safety behavior and its intermediating mechanism such as mediator and moderator. To be specific, the current paper examines the mediating effect of employee's psychological safety in the CSR-safety behavior link, also investigating the moderating effect of ethical leadership in the relationship between CSR and psychological safety. As expected in the hypotheses, the results showed that that CSR has a positive (+) influence on psychological safety, which has a positive (+) impact on safety behavior. Also, employee's psychological safety mediated the association between CSR and safety behavior. Lastly, ethical leadership moderated the CSR-psychological safety link.



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