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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02393

Leader Inclusiveness and Taking Charge: The Role of Thriving at Work and Regulatory Focus

 GUO QIUYUN1, LI NAN1, WAN HUA2* and  Jianghua Mao2
  • 1Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  • 2Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China

Based on self-determination theory, this study developed and tested a moderated mediation model to explore the effect of leader inclusiveness on employee taking charge behavior in addition to the mediating role of thriving at work and the moderating role of regulatory focus in this relationship. We tested the model with a sample of 206 employees from a large state-owned firm in China. Structural equation modeling revealed that leader inclusiveness was positively related to thriving at work, which in turn influenced taking charge. Promotion focus significantly moderated the relationship between leader inclusiveness and thriving at work and the mediating effect of thriving at work. As a result, the relationship and its mediating mechanism became stronger when the promotion focus of employees was high.

Keywords: leader inlusiveness, Thriving at work, taking charge, regulatory focus, self-determination theory

Received: 17 Dec 2018; Accepted: 07 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 QIUYUN, NAN, HUA and Mao. 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. WAN HUA, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, 430073, Hubei Province, China, 79744881@qq.com