The Influence of Spiritual Leadership on Job Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Employee’s Optimism and the Moderating Effect of Machiavellian Personality
- 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_77How to use a DOI?
- Spiritual Leadership; Job Satisfaction; Optimism; Machiavellian Personality
The purpose of this study is to explore the mediating effect of optimism between spiritual leadership and job satisfaction. This study proposes that spiritual leadership has positive impact on employees’ optimism and job satisfaction based on the spiritual leadership theory and resource conservation theory. Meanwhile, this study also exams whether Machiavellian Personality, as an individual difference of employees, can influence the impact from spiritual leadership. Therefore, this study develops a moderated mediation model to test the hypotheses through empirical ways like SPSS and a questionnaire survey with 330 employees participated in. The research results showed that spiritual leadership has significantly positive impact on employee’s optimism and job satisfaction, employee’s optimism has significantly positive impact on employee’s job satisfaction. Employee’s optimism mediates the relationship between spiritual leadership and job satisfaction, and Machiavellian Personality moderated the relationship between spiritual leadership and optimism. The research results of this provide some managerial implications to managers.
- © 2023 The Author(s)
- Open Access
- Open Access This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits any noncommercial use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Guanming Chen AU - Chenghong Huang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - The Influence of Spiritual Leadership on Job Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Employee’s Optimism and the Moderating Effect of Machiavellian Personality BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 634 EP - 647 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_77 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_77 ID - Chen2022 ER -