Mediating Effect of Organizational Climate between Transformational Leadership and Innovative Work Behavior

Article Title: Mediating Effect of Organizational Climate between Transformational Leadership and Innovative Work Behavior

Author(s): Rabia Imran and M. Anis-ul-Haque

Institute(s): University Institute of Management Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2011, Vol. 26, No. 2, 183-199

Correspondence Address: Rabia Imran, University Institute of Management Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Shamsabad, Murree Road, Rawalpindi 46300, Pakistan. E-mail: rabiaimran@yahoo.com

Abstract

The research conceptualized the organizational climate as a mediator between transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. The research was carried out on a purposively selected sample of 320 managers from Fast Moving Consumer Goods organizations from all over Pakistan. Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Bass & Avolio, 1995), Innovative Work Behaviour Questionnaire (Zaman, 2006), and Open System Model and Rational Goal Model subscales of Organization Climate Measure (Patterson et al., 2005) were used to assess the constructs of the present study. Multiple/hierarchical regression analyses were used to test the hypothesized relationship. Results revealed a partial mediating role of the open system model and the fully mediating role of rational goal model of organizational climate in the relationship between transformational leadership and innovative work behavior. Implications of these findings are discussed and suggestions have been made for future research.

Keywords: organizational climate, open system model, rational goal model, transformational leadership, innovative work behavior

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