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Sustainability 2017, 9(9), 1567; doi:10.3390/su9091567

The Impact of Transformational Leadership on Employee Sustainable Performance: The Mediating Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior

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School of Civil Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
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Received: 18 August 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 4 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Construction)
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Abstract

Transformational leadership has drawn extensive attention in management research. In this field, the influence of transformational leadership on employee performance is an important branch. Recent research indicates that organizational citizenship behavior plays a mediating role between transformational leadership and employee performance. However, some of these findings contradict each other. Given the background where greater attention is being paid to transformational leadership in the construction industry, this research aims to find the degree of the influence of transformational leadership on employee sustainable performance, as well as the mediating role of organizational citizenship behavior. A total of 389 questionnaires were collected from contractors and analyzed via structural equation modeling. The findings reveal that employee sustainable performance is positively influenced by transformational leadership. In addition, more than half of that influence is mediated by their organizational citizenship behavior. These findings remind project managers of the need to pay close attention to transformational leadership, to cultivate organizational citizenship behavior, and thereby to eventually improve employee’s sustainable performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: transformational leadership; sustainable performance; organizational citizenship behavior; structural equation modeling transformational leadership; sustainable performance; organizational citizenship behavior; structural equation modeling
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Jiang, W.; Zhao, X.; Ni, J. The Impact of Transformational Leadership on Employee Sustainable Performance: The Mediating Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1567.

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