The impact of ethical political leadership on the public: The mediating role of confidence in political leaders

Weichun Zhu, Steve M. Norman, Zongchao Peng, Ronald E. Riggio, John J. Sosik

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Abstract

This study examined the dynamic relationships among ethical political leadership, the public's confidence in political leaders, commitment to the nation, and the perception of being safe from a terrorist attack. Based on a U.S. national random sample (n = 1604), we found that the public's confidence in political leaders mediates the effect of ethical political leadership on the public's commitment to the nation and the perception of being safe from a terrorist attack. Both theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-124
Number of pages16
JournalLeadership
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management

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