Servant leadership, organizational identification, and work-to-family enrichment: The moderating role of work climate for sharing family concerns

Haina Zhang, Ho Kwong Kwan, André M. Everett, Zhaoquan Jian

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The present study investigates the impact of servant leadership as perceived by followers on their work-to-family enrichment (WFE) by focusing on the mediating role of organizational identification and the moderating role of work climate for sharing family concerns. The results from a field survey of 230 married managers in China provide full support for our hypotheses, indicating that perceived servant leadership is positively related to WFE; this relationship is also mediated by organizational identification. In addition, work climate for sharing family concerns attenuates the effects of servant leadership on organizational identification and WFE. The theoretical and managerial implications of these findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-767
Number of pages21
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number5
Early online date25 Sep 2012
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012



  • servant leadership
  • organizational identification
  • work-to-family enrichment
  • work–family climate

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