Relationships Among Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Ocb in Uruguayan Health Institutions

IESE Working Paper No. D/494

22 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2004

See all articles by Raúl M. Lagomarsino

Raúl M. Lagomarsino

University of Montevideo

Pablo Cardona

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Date Written: February 2003

Abstract

We develop and test a model that relates leadership behaviors, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). We test the model using structural equations with a sample of 116 doctors from Uruguay. Consistent with expectations, our results show that transactional leadership behaviors increase followers' continuance commitment and decrease their growth commitment, whereas transformational leadership behaviors increase followers' growth commitment and also their normative commitment. Besides, organizational commitment mediates in the relationship between leadership and OCB. The turbulent socio-economic context of hospitals in Uruguay make this sample of special interest, since almost all the research published in the field to date has been conducted in developed economies, and during times of macroeconomic prosperity or stability.

Keywords: transformational leadership, transactional leadership, organizational commitment, organizational citizenship behavior

Suggested Citation

Lagomarsino, Raúl M. and Cardona, Pablo, Relationships Among Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Ocb in Uruguayan Health Institutions (February 2003). IESE Working Paper No. D/494. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=462306 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.462306

Raúl M. Lagomarsino

University of Montevideo ( email )

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Uruguay

Pablo Cardona (Contact Author)

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain
(34) 93-2534200 (Phone)

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