The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Employee’s Pro-social Rule Breaking

Youli HUANG, Xixi LU, Xi WANG

Abstract


The construct of pro-social rule breaking occupies an important, but largely neglected position within exi-sting frameworks of organizational deviance Pro-social rule breaking (PSRB) is a form of constructive de-viance characterized by volitional rule breaking in the interest of the organization or its stakeholders.Usi-ng survey data collected from 252 employees in different organizations in China,the researchers empirically examines the relationship between transformational leadership and employee’s pro-social rule breaking and the mediating role of job autonomy. Results indicate that transformational leadership is positively rel-ated to pro-social rule breaking,job autonomy fully mediates the relationships between transformational le-adership and employee’s pro-social rule breaking. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. A set of future research directions are offered.


Keywords


Pro-social rule breaking; Transformational leadership; Job autonomy

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