Leader mindfulness and employee performance: a sequential mediation model of LMX quality, interpersonal justice, and employee stress

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Title: Leader mindfulness and employee performance: a sequential mediation model of LMX quality, interpersonal justice, and employee stress
Authors: Reb, J
Chaturvedi, S
Naryanan, J
Kudesia, R
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In the present research, we examine the relation between leader mindfulness and employee performance through the lenses of organizational justice and leader-member relations. We hypothesize that employees of more mindful leaders view their relations as being of higher leader-member exchange (LMX) quality. We further hypothesize two mediating mechanisms of this relation: increased interpersonal justice and reduced employee stress. In other words, we posit that employees of more mindful leaders feel treated with greater respect and experience less stress. Finally, we predict that LMX quality serves as a mediator linking leader mindfulness to employee performance—defined in terms of both in-role and extra-role performance. Across two field studies of triadic leader-employee-peer data (Study 1) and dyadic leader–employee data (Study 2), we find support for this sequential mediation model. We discuss implications for theorizing on leadership, organizational justice, business ethics, LMX, and mindfulness, as well as practical implications.
Issue Date: 18-May-2018
Date of Acceptance: 9-May-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/59992
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3927-x
ISSN: 0167-4544
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Business Ethics
Copyright Statement: © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018. The final publication is available at Springer via https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-018-3927-x
Keywords: 1503 Business And Management
2201 Applied Ethics
1505 Marketing
Applied Ethics
Publication Status: Published online
Online Publication Date: 2018-05-18
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School



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