标题：Antecedents of ethical leadership: the theory of planned behavior
作者：Rahaman, H. M. Saidur; Stouten, Jeroen; Guo, Liang
作者机构：[Rahaman, H. M. Saidur; Stouten, Jeroen] Univ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.; [Guo, Liang] Shandong Univ Weihai, Weihai, Peoples R China.
通讯作者地址：[Rahaman, HMS]Univ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
来源：LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL
关键词：Attitude; Ethical leadership; Theory of planned behaviour; Perceived; behavioural control; Norm
摘要：Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the antecedents of ethical leadership by drawing on the theory of planned behavior (TPB). The authors hypothesized that a leader's attitude toward ethical behavior, subjective norm about ethical behavior and perceived behavioral control relate to his/her ethical intention and subsequently to the follower's perceptions of ethical leadership. Design/methodology/approach The authors found general support for the model using data collected from a two-wave and two-source field study involving 119 supervisor-subordinate dyads. Findings The results demonstrated that the leader's favorable attitude toward ethical behavior and perceived behavioral control predicted his/her ethical intention and subsequently to the follower's perception of ethical leadership, whereas the subjective norm did not. Originality/value This study first demonstrates the applicability of the TPB in examining the antecedents of ethical leadership.