To whom does transformational leadership matter more? An examination of neurotic and introverted followers and their organizational citizenship behavior
Russell P Guay, Daejeong Choi
The Leadership Quarterly | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015
Despite the massive amount of transformational leadership research, the role of followers has not been well-examined in the transformational leadership literature. To understand how leader-follower interactions influence follower organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), we examined the cross-level interactions between transformational leadership and two follower personality traits (neuroticism and extraversion). Using a sample of 215 leaders and 1284 followers, results showed that follower neuroticism moderated the relationships between transformational leadership and organizational citizenship behavior directed toward other individuals (OCB-I) and toward the organization (OCB-O), such tha..View full abstract
This project was supported in part by a summer fellowship from the University of Northern Iowa. In addition, we would like to thank Mary Connerley and Laura Leduc for their comments on an earlier version of this paper.