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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01484


 Ang Gao1,  Jing Jiang2* and Baiyin Yang3
  • 1Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • 2Beijing International Studies University, China
  • 3Tsinghua University, China

Based on self-determination theory, we conceptualized the effect of empowering leadership on employee’s voice via harmonious passion. This paper further explored the moderating effect of job characteristics in voice process, and proposed a moderated mediation model. Using a sample of 674 supervisor-subordinate dyads, we found that (1) empowering leadership was positively related to employees’ harmonious passion and voice behavior, (2) harmonious passion played a mediating role in the relationship between empowering leadership and employee voice, and (3) job autonomy strengthened the effect of harmonious passion on employee voice, which, in turn, enhanced the mediated relationship between empowering leadership and employee voice via harmonious passion. We discuss the implications of these findings for research and practice.

Keywords: Empowering leadership, Voice, harmonious passion., job autonomy, self-determination theory

Received: 23 Feb 2019; Accepted: 11 Jun 2019.

Edited by:

Gabriela Topa, National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain

Reviewed by:

Shiri Lavy, University of Haifa, Israel
Sankalp Das, Baptist Health South Florida, United States  

Copyright: © 2019 Gao, Jiang and Yang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Jing Jiang, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, 100024, Beijing Municipality, China,