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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (9) : 1631-1642     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01631
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Leader humor: Consequences and theoretical explanation
School of Business Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu 611130, China
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As an effective management tool, in recent years, leader humor has received extensive attention from organizational scholars and practitioners. After reviewing leader humor’s conception, consequences, and mechanisms, we summarize several theoretical mechanisms: the relational process, social exchange theory, social information processing theory, relational identification, positive emotion, stress relief, and leadership styles. Future research should explore the consequences of leader humor from the perspective of interaction and structure, and focus on the mechanism of leader humor based on social information processing theory.

Keywords humor      leader humor      theoretical perspective      consequences     
PACS:  B849: C936  
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Issue Date: 29 August 2019
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Ting WANG,Fu YANG. Leader humor: Consequences and theoretical explanation[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(9): 1631-1642.
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