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How is responsible leadership related to the three-component model of organisational commitment?

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posted on 26.07.2021, 23:09 by MD Amlan HaqueMD Amlan Haque, Mario Fernando, Peter Caputi
Purpose – The increasing number of corporate scandals and averseness to employee commitment have brought the concept of responsible leadership (RL) to the forefront of organisational studies. Many studies have found that leadership practice is an antecedent of employees’ organisational commitment. However, little attention has been devoted to exploring the newly evolved RL for its impact on employee commitment. This study examines the influence of RL on the three-component model of organisational commitment. Design/methodology/approach – Applying the Social Identity Theory of Leadership (SITL), this study investigates the relationships between RL and the three-component model of organisational commitment. In particular, this study is framed to apply RL as a value-based leadership approach to examine its relationship on employees’ three types of organisational commitment such as affective, continuance and normative commitment. A web-based self-administered survey was applied to collect data targeting a sample of 200 fulltime Australian employees. Findings – The study results show that RL significantly effects all three components of organisational commitment. Both affective and normative commitments were significantly associated by RL compared to employees’ continuance commitment. Originality/value – The paper extends the knowledge regarding newly evolved concept of RL which explains the significance of employee commitment and, further it provides empirical evidence from the perspective of SITL. The main contribution in this paper comes from new knowledge about the associations among RL and the three-component model of organisational commitment.

History

Volume

70

Issue

5

Start Page

1137

End Page

1161

Number of Pages

25

eISSN

1758-6658

ISSN

1741-0401

Publisher

Emerald

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

17/05/2020

External Author Affiliations

University of Wollongong

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management