Working under a committed boss: A test of the relationship between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment

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Working under a committed boss: A test of the relationship between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment
The Leadership Quarterly

Based on the existing social influence literature we predict that a supervisor's affective commitment to the organization may influence his or her subordinates' level of affective commitment which subsequently affects their task performance and extra-role behavior. We further propose that the relationship between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment ismoderated by subordinate individual power distance orientation. The results support our hypotheses using a sample of 111 full-time employees in Macau. We found positive relationships between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment and between subordinates' affective commitment and their task and extra-role performance. Consistent with our prediction the relationship between supervisors' and subordinates' affective commitment was stronger among subordinates possessing low power distance orientation.

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The Leadership Quarterly Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2012, Pages 466–475

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