Perceived leader integrity: Supporting the construct validity and utility of a multi-dimensional measure in two samples

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Perceived leader integrity: Supporting the construct validity and utility of a multi-dimensional measure in two samples
The Leadership Quarterly

The empirical study of perceived leader integrity has lagged its intuitively appealing role as a fundamental characteristic of effective leaders. Following theoretical examinations of the definition of integrity and previous work arguing that perceived integrity emerges from judgments of leader consistency and leader morality we developed a multidimensional measure that includes both perceived morality and consistency items. In a first sample of university students confirmatory factor analyses and results from regression analyses relating the dimensions to direct measures of leader integrity and trust offer partial support for the utility of including dimensions of moral behavior and consistency (represented by behavioral integrity). Further we replicated these findings in a second sample of working professionals and found support for our hypotheses showing that dimensions assessing behavioral integrity and moral behavior related to leader effectiveness job satisfaction work engagement and intent to quit as mediated by trust in the leader.

Citation: 
The Leadership Quarterly 24 (2013) 427 – 444

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