publication . Article . 2017

Can Servant Leaders Fuel the Leadership Fire? The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Followers’ Leadership Avoidance

Martin Lacroix; Armin Pircher Verdorfer;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017 Journal: Administrative Sciences, volume 7, page 6 (eissn: 2076-3387, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This study tested the effect of servant leadership on followers’ inclinations to strive for and, in contrast, to avoid leadership responsibility. Results from a study in the health care context, including two waves of data from 222 employees, revealed that servant leadership had a small but positive effect on followers’ leadership avoidance. This effect was influenced by followers’ implicit conception of an ideal leader. Specifically, servant leadership was found to reduce leadership avoidance when the congruence with the followers’ ideal leader prototype was high. Furthermore, followers’ core self-evaluations and affective motivation to lead mediated the relati...
Subjects
free text keywords: Leadership, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public relations, business.industry, business, Transactional leadership, Transformational leadership, Economics, Shared leadership, Leadership style, Servant leadership, Ethical leadership, Situational leadership theory, Social psychology, leadership avoidance, motivation to lead, core self-evaluations, Political institutions and public administration (General), JF20-2112
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publication . Article . 2017

Can Servant Leaders Fuel the Leadership Fire? The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Followers’ Leadership Avoidance

Martin Lacroix; Armin Pircher Verdorfer;