The mediating role of harmony in effective leadership in China: from a Confucianism perspective

Wai Kwan Lau, Lam D. Nguyen, Loan N.T. Pham, Daniel A. Cernas-Ortiz

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Abstract

From a Confucianism perspective, this study examined the mediating role of harmony on the relationship between transformational leadership and leadership effectiveness. A new measurement scale for harmony was developed and tested. Data were collected from 312 full-time employees of nine different organizations in China through an on-site survey. The study used a pilot test, factor analysis, reliability, and validity test, analysis of bivariate correlations, and bootstrapping test. The results showed a significant relationship between transformational leadership and leadership effectiveness, with harmony partially mediating this relationship. The measurement scale for harmony was statistically validated as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-569
Number of pages24
JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management

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