The Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Creativity: The Mediating role of Psychological Capital Sikander Hussain & Xiongying Niu

The Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Creativity: The Mediating role of Psychological Capital

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Sikander Hussain & Xiongying Niu

Abstract

The current research shed light on the relation between Ethical Leadership and Creativity. Specifically, this study examined the role of Ethical Leadership on creativity through the mediating mechanism of Psychological Capital. The current study is actually fulfilling the research gap by adding the Psychological Capital as a mediating variable between Ethical Leadership and Creativity. This further signifies the importance of employees psychological Capital to boost certain valued outcomes like creativity. To test the hypothesized model, data were collected from hospitality industry of Beijing, China (N=291). The findings supported our proposed hypotheses and showed that Psychological Capital mediated the linkage between Ethical Leadership and Creativity. This study holds a number of practical implications for the hospitality management industry like, it is pertinent to classify and categorize the accurate type of leadership, namely ethical leadership, within the organizations. Cultivating and retaining such leadership is of key significance in the present vibrant hospitality industry. The study discussed limitations and future research avenues.

Key words: Ethical Leadership, Creativity, Psychological Capital, Hospitality Industry, China.

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The Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Creativity: The Mediating role of Psychological Capital

Author:

Sikander Hussain & Xiongying Niu

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3246683
Media: Online
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
Acceptance Date: 15/05/2019
Date of Publication: 15/06/2019
PDF URL: http://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/373.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 17-27
First Page: 17
Last Page: 27
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Hussain, S. & Niu, X. (2019). The Relationship between Ethical Leadership and Creativity: The Mediating role of Psychological Capital. International Journal of Science and Business, 3(4), 17-27.   doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3246683

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Sikander Hussain (corresponding author), Business School, University of International         Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.

Xiongying Niu, Business School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3246683

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