CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF ETHICAL CLIMATE


ZEHİR C., MÜCELDİLİ B., ALTINDAĞ E., Sehitoglu Y., Zehir S.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.42, no.8, pp.1365-1375, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2014.42.8.1365
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1365-1375
  • Keywords: ethical climate, organizational citizenship behavior, leadership style, charismatic leadership, TURNOVER INTENTION, IN-ROLE, VALUES

Abstract

We examined the influence of charismatic leadership on ethical climate and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Data were obtained from 600 employees in several industry sectors. The findings showed positive relationships among charismatic leadership, ethical climate, and OCB. Ethical climate was found to be a weak mediator in the relationship between charismatic leadership and OCB. However, ethical climate mediated the relationship between the OCB factor of civic virtue and charismatic leadership factors of sensitivity to the environment/strategic vision and articulation, sensitivity to members' needs, and status quo. Recommendations are offered to managers and directions for future research discussed.