The effect of authentic transformational leadership on follower and group ethics

Weichun Zhu, Bruce J. Avolio, Ronald E. Riggio, John J. Sosik

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Abstract

We propose a theoretical model to examine how authentic transformational leadership influences follower individual and group ethical decision making. We investigate how follower moral identity and moral emotions mediate the effect of authentic transformational leadership on follower authentic moral action. Furthermore, we explore how authentic transformational leadership develops group ethical climate, which in turn contributes to enhancing group ethics and to developing follower moral identity and moral emotions. Future research and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-817
Number of pages17
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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