The Effects of Passive Leadership on Workplace Incivility

Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2014, Vol. 35, Issue 4

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 Last revised: 4 Dec 2014

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Crystal Harold

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management; Temple University - Organizational Behavior

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Date Written: April 24, 2014

Abstract

In this article, we examine the effects of passive leadership on workplace incivility across two studies. Study 1 examines passive leadership-incivility relationships in a sample of employee-supervisor dyads and Study 2 examines these relationships in a sample of employee-coworker dyads. Results from these studies suggest that passive leadership has a significant direct effect on behavioral incivility, and an indirect effect through experienced incivility. Moreover, our results suggest that the relationship between experienced incivility and behavioral incivility is conditional on the level of passive leadership, such that the effect of experienced incivility on behavioral incivility is stronger at higher levels of passive leadership.

Keywords: Passive Leadership, Experienced Incivility, Behavioral Incivility

Suggested Citation

Harold, Crystal and Holtz, Brian, The Effects of Passive Leadership on Workplace Incivility (April 24, 2014). Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2014, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428657

Crystal Harold (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Temple University - Organizational Behavior ( email )

Philadelphia, PA
United States

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