Effect of gratitude in the relationship between servant leadership and organizational identification
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CitationBaykal Narcıkara, E. ve Zehir, C. (2017). Effect of gratitude in the relationship between servant leadership and organizational identification. 13th International Strategic Management Conference (ISMC) içinde (372-284. ss.). Podgorica, Montenegro, July 06-08, 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2017.12.02.32
Positive psychology and its organizational reflection on organizational behaviour, namely positive organizational behaviour, underlines the importance of positive forms of leadership in forming positive organizational climates. Servant leadership is one of the most important positive forms of leadership that effects positive feelings like gratitude and results in organizational identification. Moreover, gratitude can effect as a mediator in the relationship between servant leadership and organizational identification. To test the propositions, a field survey using questionnaires was conducted on 173 companies. In this study 503 usable surveys were applied. The obtained data from the questionnaires were analysed through the SPSS statistical packaged software. After the validation of measures, a series of regression analysis was conducted to test the hypotheses and to define the direction of relations. Analyses results highlighted the relationship among the servant leadership, gratitude and organizational identification. Findings have found to be consistent with the proposition that gratitude acts as a mediator in the relationship between servant leadership and organizational identification.