Vol.24, No.1, 2022, pp.69-84, doi:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.018932
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The Impact of Spiritual Leadership on Employee’s Work Engagement–A Study Based on the Mediating Effect of Goal Self-Concordance and Self-Efficacy
  • Lei Chen1, Ting Wen2,*, Jigan Wang1, Hong Gao1
1 Hohai University, Nanjing, 210024, China
2 Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing, 210023, China
* Corresponding Author: Ting Wen. Email:
Received 25 August 2021; Accepted 09 November 2021; Issue published 20 December 2021
Abstract
The average stress of people in China’s workplace is reaching the peak in recent two years. To improve employee’s positive psychological factors, Spiritual leadership has a good performance in this regard. Based on the mediating effect of goal self-concordance and self-efficacy, this paper further studies the impact of spiritual leadership on employee’s work engagement. Through the empirical study, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) Spiritual leadership significantly positively affects the employee’s work engagement. (2) Spiritual leadership has a significant positive effect on goal self-concordance and self-efficacy. (3) Goal self-concordance and self-efficacy have significant positive effects on employee’s work engagement. (4) Goal self-concordance and self-efficacy play a partial mediating role in the process of spiritual leadership’s impact on employees’ work engagement. This study found the new mediator which partly revealed the mechanism between the effectiveness of Spiritual Leadership and employee’s work engagement. This study may serve as one of the researches for improving the effectiveness of leaders in organizations and promoting the motivation of employees in the workplace.
Keywords
Spiritual leadership; employee’s work engagement; goal self-concordance; self-efficacy
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Chen, L., Wen, T., Wang, J., Gao, H. (2022). The Impact of Spiritual Leadership on Employee’s Work Engagement–A Study Based on the Mediating Effect of Goal Self-Concordance and Self-Efficacy. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 24(1), 69–84.
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