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    Exploring the Influence of Ethical Leadership on Voice Behavior: How Leader-Member Exchange, Psychological Safety and Psychological Empowerment Influence Employees’ Willingness to Speak Out


    Hu, Yixin and Zhu, Liping and Zhoul, Mengmeng and Li, Jie and Maguire, Phil and Sun, Haichao and Wang, Dawei (2018) Exploring the Influence of Ethical Leadership on Voice Behavior: How Leader-Member Exchange, Psychological Safety and Psychological Empowerment Influence Employees’ Willingness to Speak Out. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (1718). ISSN 1664-1078

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    Abstract

    The study of voice behavior examines the inclination of staff and team members to speak up and contribute ideas to the team. In this article, we investigate how factors such as leader-member exchange (LMX), psychological safety and psychological empowerment influence such behavior. Our findings, which are based on a sample of 308 employees working for a state-owned telecommunications company in China, indicate that ethical leadership promotes employees’ voice behavior through enhanced LMX, which also leads to greater feelings of psychological safety and psychological empowerment. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Citation: Hu Y, Zhu L, Zhou M, Li J, Maguire P, Sun H and Wang D (2018) Exploring the Influence of Ethical Leadership on Voice Behavior: How Leader-Member Exchange, Psychological Safety and Psychological Empowerment Influence Employees’ Willingness to Speak Out. Front. Psychol. 9:1718. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01718
    Keywords: ethical leadership; leader-member exchange; psychological safety; psychological empowerment; voice behavior;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 10322
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01718
    Depositing User: Phil Maguire
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 14:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
    Publisher: Frontiers Media
    Refereed: Yes
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