Work–family spillover and crossover effects of authentic leadership in China

Aiqin Zhou, Ziwei Yang, Ho Kwong Kwan*, Randy K CHIU

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the relationship between authentic leadership as perceived by employees and romantic love as rated by their spouses. It also focused on the mediating role of employee work-to-family positive spillover and the moderating role of employee work–home segmentation preference. Data from 200 employee–spouse couples collected in three waves in China indicated that work-to-family positive spillover mediated the relationship between authentic leadership and romantic love. In addition, work–home segmentation preference attenuated the relationships among authentic leadership, work-to-family positive spillover, and romantic love, as well as the indirect effect of work-to-family positive spillover on the relationship between authentic leadership and romantic love. Our findings make important theoretical contributions and contribute practical insight into the leadership and work–family literature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)299-321
    Number of pages23
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
    Volume57
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • authentic leadership
    • China
    • romantic love
    • work–family positive spillover
    • work–home segmentation preference

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