The Effects of Passive Leadership on Workplace Incivility

Forthcoming in Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.1926

Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 15-066

49 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Dec 2016

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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: January 1, 2015

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, Withdrawal

Suggested Citation

Harold, Crystal and Holtz, Brian, The Effects of Passive Leadership on Workplace Incivility (January 1, 2015). Forthcoming in Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.1926, Fox School of Business Research Paper No. 15-066, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550802

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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