July 29, 2016 08:30 - 10:00

Employee's self-regulation motivation and psychological well-being in Chinese organization: the moderating effects of authoritative leadership and benevolent leadership

[Speaker] Hung, Shao Wei:1
[Co-author] Yeh, Yi-ting:2, Jen, Chin-kang:2
1:National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), 2:National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan)

Well-being has a close linkage to employee's effectiveness and has been valued in organizations and enterprises. This study explored: (1) the relationship between employee's approach/avoidance motivation and psychological well-being (PWB). (2) The moderations of supervisor's strict demanding and benevolent care.
Using a sample of 330 employees from the private enterprises in Taiwan, the results showed that: (1) Approach motivation positively affects all dimensions of PWB but avoidance motivation has no significant effect on PWB; (2) authoritative leadership has positive impacts on environment mastery and purpose of life, and benevolent leadership is positively related to PWB except for personal growth; (3) authoritative leadership strengthens the effects of approach motivation on autonomy and personal growth and has positive moderations among avoidance motivation and environmental mastery/positive relation with others; (4) benevolent leadership strengths the positive effect of avoidance motivation on autonomy. Finally, the contributions, limitations and future directions were discussed in the study.
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