The Effects of Passive Leadership on Workplace Incivility
Forthcoming in Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.1926
49 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Dec 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2015
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, Withdrawal
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