Please wait a minute...
Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (2) : 314-322     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00314
Regular Articles |
Exploration and Reflection on Moral Leadership
WU Kai
Psychology Department, Henan University, KaiFeng 475004, China
Download: PDF(194 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks    

As an interdisciplinary research area, leadership is an important research issue in the disciplines like psychology, sociology, and political sciences. Leaders play a key role in the development of team, organization, and society. However, due to cultural differences, leadership theories vary in western countries and in China. Thanks to the unremitting efforts of many scholars, indigenization of leadership theory has won a significant progress. The authors provide a systematic review of moral leadership theory which is considered as the most typical Chinese theory in the leadership research over the past four decades. They reviewed the state of art at home and abroad, involving the aspects of research tracks, concept evolvement, structure, measurement, and effectiveness of moral leadership. Based on this review the authors reflected the existed studies of moral leadership from the perspectives of origins, integration, comparative studies on China and foreign countries, and latest development trends. Moreover, suggestions and prospects for future research were also included.

Keywords leadership theory      moral leadership      culture      indigenous research     
Corresponding Authors: WU Kai   
Issue Date: 15 February 2014
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
Articles by authors
Cite this article:   
WU Kai;ZHU Xiangru. Exploration and Reflection on Moral Leadership[J]. Advances in Psychological Science,2014, 22(2): 314-322.
URL:     OR
[1] Quanlei YU, Jianwen CHEN, Xiujuan TAN, Xuefei DENG, Qingbai ZHAO, Zhijin ZHOU. Father-child facial resemblance as a mechanism for evolutionary adaptation and its impacts[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2020, 28(3): 476-485.
[2] Zhiqi XU, Ziqiang XIN. Differences in risk preferences under farming and nomadic cultures: Evidence and analysis frameworks[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(10): 1769-1779.
[3] Ting WANG, Fu YANG. Career success: Antecedents and mechanisms[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(8): 1488-1500.
[4] Zihang HUANG, Yiming JING, Feng YU, Ruolei GU, Xinyue ZHOU, Jianxin ZHANG, Huajian CAI. Increasing individualism and decreasing collectivism? Cultural and psychological change around the globe[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(11): 2068-2080.
[5] WANG Xinjian, ZHANG Huijuan, WU Di, LV Xiaokang.  Cultural influences on individual risk perception: Cultural cognition theory’s explanation[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(8): 1251-1260.
[6] MAMAT Marhaba, LI Ye, WANG Hui.  Narcissistic leader versus humble leader: A perspective from cross-culture management[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(8): 1375-1386.
[7] CHEN Chen, YANG Fu, LI Yongqiang.  Workplace ostracism: A review on mechanisms and localization development[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(8): 1387-1400.
[8] MAMAT Marhaba, WU Yanhong.  The dynamic characteristic of self-construal: A polycultural perspective[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(7): 1229-1239.
[9] PENG Luluo, ZHENG Xiaoying, PENG Siqing.  The status quo of culture mixing research and its future directions[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(7): 1240-1250.
[10] GUO Xucheng, MA Hongyu, JIANG Hai, YUAN Ming.  Work-family interaction in the context of individualism-collectivism culture[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(6): 1036-1044.
[11] HOU Yubo. The influence of critical thinking on Chinese innovative concept and behavior[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(5): 723-730.
[12] LU Jun; CHEN Hao; YUE Guoan. Tight-loose culture: A new dimension of cross-cultural psychology[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(5): 887-902.
[13] LI Kai; GUO Yongyu; YANG Shenlong. Public risk perception of terror attacks[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(2): 358-369.
[14] SUN Jian-Min; LU Xinxin. Ethical leadership: Conceptualization and measurement[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(1): 121-132.
[15] MA Xinran; REN Xiaopeng; XU Jiang. The difference of collectivism between north and south China and its cultural dynamics[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(10): 1551-1555.
Full text



Copyright © Advances in Psychological Science
Support by Beijing Magtech