Testing a model of perceived organizational support, citizenship behavior, commitment, job satisfaction and leader-member exchange as concequences of servant leadership in cement factory employees in Kermanshah

Document Type : Original Article


Department of psychology faculty of education and psychology shahid chamran university of ahvaz, Iran ahvaz


The present study aimed at designing and testing a model of servant leadership consequences. It has selected the servant leadership structure as an antecedent variable, the job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior structures as the consequent variables, and the perceived organizational support and leader-member exchange structures as the mediator variables. The research method was descriptive correlational. Therefore, a total of 230 employees from an industrial company were selected through simple random sampling. The research tools included the servant leadership, perceived organizational support, leader-member exchange, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior questionnaires. The data was analyzed through structural equation modeling (SEM) and mediator analysis. The analysis of structural equation modeling supported the proposed model fit with data.The results indicated a direct positive effect of servant leadership on all dependent variables in the model, and a direct positive effect of perceived organizational support on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior, and a positive indirect effect of servant leadership on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior through perceived organizational support and leader-member exchange.


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