Title

Relationships between perceived leader sincerity, trust in leader, and employee outcomes

Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Much of the existing literature on trust in leadership examines its antecedents (e.g., perceived leader integrity) and consequences (e.g., employee turnover intentions). Leaders' emotional sincerity, an emerging construct in the trust in leadership literature, refers to the congruency between emotions internally experienced and externally expressed. Employees’ global perceptions of their leaders' emotional sincerity (PES) has been found to significantly improve the explanatory power for trust in leadership. The limited literature on PES necessitates further examination of its effects on employee and organizational outcomes. In the present study, I will examine the main effects of PES on employees’ turnover intentions, organizational citizenship behaviors, and affective commitment, as well as the mediating role of trust in leader on these relationships. I will use a voluntary sample of 150 participants. Participants will be administered one of two forms, differing only by the inclusion of items from the HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised. Form A will be administered to participants recruited through the University's SONA system; such participants were required to complete the HEXACO measure prior to their involvement in the current study. Form B will be administered to participants recruited by other means, through local organizations and social media platforms (LinkedIn and Facebook). The inclusion criteria for this study is that participants 1) currently work, on average, 20 hours per week at any organization; and 2) have worked for their current organization for more than 30 days. Participants will be asked to complete measures assessing their current supervisor' PES, participants' trust in their supervisor, and participants' attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. I will perform multiple regression in IMB SPSS to examine the main effects of PES and trust in leader. I will then use a nonparametric bootstrapping procedure to test for indirect effects of trust in leader on the hypothesized PES-criterion relationships.

Date

10-22-2016

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

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Relationships between perceived leader sincerity, trust in leader, and employee outcomes

Much of the existing literature on trust in leadership examines its antecedents (e.g., perceived leader integrity) and consequences (e.g., employee turnover intentions). Leaders' emotional sincerity, an emerging construct in the trust in leadership literature, refers to the congruency between emotions internally experienced and externally expressed. Employees’ global perceptions of their leaders' emotional sincerity (PES) has been found to significantly improve the explanatory power for trust in leadership. The limited literature on PES necessitates further examination of its effects on employee and organizational outcomes. In the present study, I will examine the main effects of PES on employees’ turnover intentions, organizational citizenship behaviors, and affective commitment, as well as the mediating role of trust in leader on these relationships. I will use a voluntary sample of 150 participants. Participants will be administered one of two forms, differing only by the inclusion of items from the HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised. Form A will be administered to participants recruited through the University's SONA system; such participants were required to complete the HEXACO measure prior to their involvement in the current study. Form B will be administered to participants recruited by other means, through local organizations and social media platforms (LinkedIn and Facebook). The inclusion criteria for this study is that participants 1) currently work, on average, 20 hours per week at any organization; and 2) have worked for their current organization for more than 30 days. Participants will be asked to complete measures assessing their current supervisor' PES, participants' trust in their supervisor, and participants' attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. I will perform multiple regression in IMB SPSS to examine the main effects of PES and trust in leader. I will then use a nonparametric bootstrapping procedure to test for indirect effects of trust in leader on the hypothesized PES-criterion relationships.