Title

Exploring the Relationship Between Leaders’ Core Self-Evaluations and Subordinates’ Perceptions of Servant Leadership: A Field Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2016

Abstract

Recent developments in servant leadership theory exposed a gap in the research literature regarding traits that are important to servant leaders. Our study partially addresses this gap by examining the trait of core self-evaluations and its relationship to servant leadership and leader effectiveness. The results of our study indicate that leader’s core self-evaluations are positively related to followers’ perceptions of servant leadership and leader effectiveness, and the relationship between leaders’ core self-evaluations and leader effectiveness is fully mediated by servant leadership. The results add support to current servant leadership theory by confirming the role that core self-evaluations play in servant leader emergence, and extend the research on core self-evaluations as it relates to leader performance.

Publication Title

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

260

Last Page

271

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1548051815621257

ISSN

15480518

E-ISSN

19397089

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