Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2002

Abstract

In this study, the authors examined the findings and implications of the research on trust in leadership that has been conducted during the past 4 decades. First, the study provides estimates of the primary relationships between trust in leadership and key outcomes, antecedents, and correlates (k = 106). Second, the study explores how specifying the construct with alternative leadership referents (direct leaders vs. organizational leadership) and definitions (types of trust) results in systematically different relationships between trust in leadership and outcomes and antecedents. Direct leaders (e.g., supervisors) appear to be a particularly important referent of trust. Last, a theoretical framework is offered to provide parsimony to the expansive literature and to clarify the different perspectives on the construct of trust in leadership and its operation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Keywords

trust, leadership, direct leaders vs organizational leadership

Discipline

Business | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

87

Issue

4

First Page

611

Last Page

628

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.87.4.611

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.87.4.611

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