Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2018, Page: 119-125
An Investigation of the Mediating Effect of Leader Group Prototypicality on the Relationship Between Authentic Leadership and Psychological Ownership
Shihhao Chen, Department of Fashion Design and Management, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Yuanduen Lee, Department of International Business, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan
Huilin Chou, Department of International Business, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan
Chimin Wu, Department of Recreation and Healthcare Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Tainan, Taiwan
Tsojen Chen, Department of Business Administration, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Anhsiang Huang, Department of Business Administration, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan
Received: Aug. 9, 2018;       Published: Aug. 13, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijber.20180704.16      View  705      Downloads  42
Abstract
Taiwan's nursing leaders rarely receive formal training for leadership in academic research and practice. This study examined nursing faculty members’ perceptions of nursing directors’ leadership and nurses' self-psychological ownership levels to understand how perceptions of leadership styles related to psychological ownership in Taiwan. According to the social identity Theory, leadership group prototypicality have an important effect in employee’s group identity, and work attitude. In this article, we explore the mechanism between authentic leadership and psychological ownership to understand how leadership group prototypicality works. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between authentic leadership and psychological ownership. Furthermore, leader group prototypicality was considered as a mediating factor between authentic leadership and psychological ownership. This study specifically focused on the hospital industry, involving a study sample of paired nurses and nurse leaders from six hospitals in Southern Taiwan. A purposeful sampling method was adopted, and 343 nurses’ data and 33 unit leaders’ data were collected. This study used HLM methods to test the hypotheses. The crucial findings of this study revealed a significant association between authentic leadership and psychological ownership via leader group prototypicality. Mediation analysis revealed a significant association between authentic leadership and psychological ownership via mediators, leader group prototypicality. The tested model provides empirical evidence about the pattern of authentic leadership in health care workplace, thus confirming the presence of authentic leadership in organizations.
Keywords
Authentic Leadership, Leader Group Prototypicality, Psychological Ownership, Nursing Leadership
To cite this article
Shihhao Chen, Yuanduen Lee, Huilin Chou, Chimin Wu, Tsojen Chen, Anhsiang Huang, An Investigation of the Mediating Effect of Leader Group Prototypicality on the Relationship Between Authentic Leadership and Psychological Ownership, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2018, pp. 119-125. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20180704.16
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