Roles of self-efficacy and transformational leadership in explaining voice-job satisfaction relationship

Abstract

Little is known about the consequences of promotive and prohibitive voice. Addressing this issue, this study empirically examined the relationship between promotive and prohibitive voice and job satisfaction, as well as the mediating role of self-efficacy and the moderating role of transformational leadership. Results from 88 employee–supervisor dyads indicated that promotive and prohibitive voice were positively related to job satisfaction. Moreover, the relationship between promotive voice and job satisfaction was fully mediated by self-efficacy, whereas the relationship between prohibitive voice and job satisfaction was partially mediated by self-efficacy. Transformational leadership moderated the effect of prohibitive voice on self-efficacy. Findings enrich the voice literature and provide practical implications. Organizations should encourage employees to engage in voice behavior and strengthen their self-efficacy. Team leaders should be trained and guided to keep suitable leadership style.

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Song, J., He, C., Wu, W. et al. Roles of self-efficacy and transformational leadership in explaining voice-job satisfaction relationship. Curr Psychol 39, 975–986 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9808-8

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  • Voice
  • Job satisfaction
  • Self-efficacy
  • Transformational leadership