The Effect of Second-level Supervisor's Ethical Leadership on Employee' Proactive Behavior(Taking Charge Behavior, Helping Behavior): The Mediating Effect of Immediate Supervisor's Transformational Leadership

차상위 리더의 윤리적 리더십이 구성원의 선제적 행동(주도적 행동·도움행동)에 미치는 영향: 팀장의 변혁적 리더십의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • 박재춘 (단국대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 복경수 (단국대학교 대학원 경영학과) ;
  • 김주섭 (단국대학교 교양교육대학)
  • Received : 2016.06.24
  • Accepted : 2016.07.18
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This study attempt to test not only the impact of leadership(second-level supervisor's ethical leadership, immediate supervisor's transformational leadership) on followers' proactive behavior, but also the effect second-level supervisor's ethical leadership on leader's transformational leadership(i.e. TL). In particular, immediate supervisor's TL is explored as a mediating variable in the relationship between second-level supervisor's ethical leadership and followers' proactive behavior. The summary of the hierarchical regression analyses results was as follows: First, the paper showed that second-level supervisor's moral behavior was positively related to immediate supervisor's TL. But behavioral integrity and consistency across contexts was not found to play a unique role in predicting immediate supervisor's TL. Second, second-level supervisor's moral behavior was a positive impact on employee' taking charge behavior and helping behavior. and behavioral integrity was a positive impact on employee' taking charge behavior. But consistency across contexts was not found to play a unique role in predicting proactive behavior. Third, immediate supervisor's TL was a positive impact on employee' taking charge behavior and helping behavior. Finally, the effects of second-level supervisor's moral behavior on employee' proactive behavior were mediated by immediate supervisor's TL. Theoretical and practical implications of our findings as well as directions for future research are provided.


Second-level Superior's Ethical Leadership;Transformational Leadership;Taking Charge Behavior;Helping Behavior;Proactive Behavior


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