Ethical work climate, organizational identification, leader-member-exchange (LMX) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB): A study of three star hotels in Taiwan

Chih Ching Teng, Allan Cheng Chieh Lu*, Zhi Yang Huang, Chien Hua Fang

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to propose and test a moderated mediation model examining the relationships among ethical work climate, organizational identification, leader-member-exchange (LMX) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Design/methodology/approach: Numerous regression analyses were performed using PROCESS (version 2.13), a macro for SPSS developed by Hayes (2017) to test this moderated mediation model. Findings: The analytical results showed that organizational identification mediates the positive relationship between an ethical work climate and OCB. The analytical results also showed that LMX moderates the direct effect of ethical work climate on organizational identification and that LMX also moderates the indirect effect of ethical work climate on OCB via organizational identification. Practical implications: This study provides numerous valuable implications for hotels to develop effective strategies to promote employees’ OCB and improve their organizational identification. Originality/value: This study was the first attempt to propose and test a moderated mediation model that explores the relationships among ethical work climate, organizational identification, leader-member-exchange (LMX) and OCB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-229
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 13

Keywords

  • Ethical work climate
  • Leader-member-exchange (LMX)
  • Organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB)
  • Organizational identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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