The Effect of Servant Leadership on Organizational Commitment; the Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment and Organizational Justice

Authors

1 دانشگاه شهید چمران

2 شهید چمران اهواز

Abstract

The present study is aimed at investigating the relationship between servant leadership and organizational commitment by considering the mediating role of psychological empowerment and organizational justice. This study uses a correlative research method through structural equation modeling (SEM). 250 employees of Maroun Oil and Gas Operating Company were selected by the simple random sampling method. Measures of this research include servant leadership questionnaires, psychological empowerment questionnaire, organizational justice questionnaire, and organizational commitment questionnaire. Data is analyzed through structural equation modeling (SEM) and intermediate analysis. Analyses of structural equation modeling supported the fitness of the proposed model with the data. The results indicated the positive effect of servant leadership on organizational commitment and indirect positive effect of this relationship through psychological empowerment and organizational justice. It can be concluded that organizations may increase a sense of capability and perceived organizational justice in employees through the servant leadership style in the organization and enjoy the final result, i.e. committed employees.

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