ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (9): 1467-1477.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.01467

• Regular Articles • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Inclusive leadership: Conception, measurement and relationships to related variables

ZHANG Lulu1,2; YANG Fu2; GU Yinhua3,4   

  1. (1 School of Economics and Management, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China) (2 School of Business Administration, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu 611130, China) (3 School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China) (4 Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China)
  • Received:2015-09-30 Online:2016-09-15 Published:2016-09-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Lulu, E-mail:


Inclusive leadership, a new leadership style, emphasizes focusing on and satisfying followers’ needs. Inclusive leadership exhibits openness, accessibility, and availability in their interaction with their followers. By systematically clarifying the history of inclusive leadership, its conception, dimension, measurement, comparison with other leadership theories, empirical researches and the contingent effects of indigenous cultures, this study summarizes and evaluates relative research at home and abroad. It also identifies the trends of future study in this field and discusses their implications for inclusive leadership’s conceptualization and measurement, research levels and methods, comparative study with other leadership theories and contextual effectiveness.

Key words: inclusive leadership, multiple needs, inclusive