ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (2): 174-190.

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Leadership Effectiveness in the Chinese Context: A Meta-Analysis of Transformational Leadership, Leader-Member Exchange and Abusive Supervision

WANG Zhen;SUN Jian-Min;ZHAO Yi-Jun   

  1. (1 School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China)
    (2 Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China)
    (3 Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China)
  • Received:2011-08-17 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-02-15 Published:2012-02-15
  • Contact: SUN Jian-Min

Abstract: The leadership effectiveness in the Chinese context was examined through a meta-analytical review of 33517 employees from 92 samples. The study was conducted to investigate the relationship between two behavior-oriented (transformational leadership, and abusive supervision), one relationship- oriented leadership (leader-member exchange), three attitudinal (job satisfaction, affective commitment, and stay intention), and two behavioral criteria (task performance, and organizational citizenship behavior). Results indicated that: (1) Transformational leadership and leader-member exchange were positively, while abusive supervision was negatively related to all criteria. (2) Leader-member exchange showed greatest validity, followed by transformational leadership and abusive supervision in predicting follower attitudes, while in terms of follower behaviors, abusive supervision mattered most, followed by leader-member exchange and transformational leadership. (3) Relationship-oriented leadership partially mediated the association of behavior-oriented leadership with attitudinal and behavioral criteria.

Key words: transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, abusive supervision, leadership effectiveness, meta-analysis