Ethical leadership in Chinese organizations: Developing a scale

Xiaoming Zheng, Weichun Zhu, Haibo Yu, Xi Zhang, Lu Zhang

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Abstract

In light of a series of ethical scandals in China in recent years, this research aims to develop a reliable and valid scale to measure ethical leadership, namely the "ethical leadership measure (ELM)." Our results show that ELM is strongly and positively correlated with scales for authentic leadership, ethical leadership, idealized influence, and a recently-developed leadership virtues questionnaire (LVQ); and negatively correlated with laissez-faire leadership and passive management by exception. ELM is also found to be positively related to followers' job satisfaction, affective commitment, trust in leader, organizational citizenship behavior, and moral identity, and negatively related to followers' intention to quit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-198
Number of pages20
JournalFrontiers of Business Research in China
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Public Administration

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