The Relation between Ethical Leadership and Workplace Conflicts: The Mediating Role of Employee Resolution Efficacy

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Babalola, Mayowa T., Stouten, Jeroen, Euwema, Martin C. and Ovadje, Franca. (2016) The Relation between Ethical Leadership and Workplace Conflicts: The Mediating Role of Employee Resolution Efficacy. Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206316638163
AuthorsBabalola, Mayowa T., Stouten, Jeroen, Euwema, Martin C. and Ovadje, Franca
Abstract

Drawing on social learning theory, this research examined the role of ethical leadership in conflict situations. Specifically, ethical leadership was predicted to build employees’ resolution efficacy and subsequently increase employees’ ability to deal with conflict situations in the workplace (i.e., relationship, task, and process conflict). A multisource study in Europe and a two-wave design study in Africa showed support for our mediation model. These findings expand and unite existing theory on conflict and ethical leadership.

Keywordsethical leadership; resolution efficacy; relationship conflict; task conflict; process conflict
Year2016
JournalJournal of Management
ISSN0149-2063
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206316638163
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 51
Research GroupPeter Faber Business School
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