Feeling Trusted And Loyalty: Modeling Supervisor-Subordinate Interaction From A Trustee Perspective

Publisher:
International Employment Relations Association
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
The International Employment Relations Review, 2009, 15 (1), pp. 16 - 38
Issue Date:
2009-01
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Previous research on interpersonal trust has focused only on trusting, such as the antecedents leading to trust in management. This study explores the effect of subordinate feeling trusted in the interaction between Chinese supervisors and subordinates. We examine the mediating effect of subordinate satisfaction with supervisor and the moderating effect of trust in supervisor on their loyalty to supervisor in this interaction. The findings indicate that subordinate feeling trusted positively affects their satisfaction with the supervisor and ultimately results in improving loyalty to supervisor. The article concludes with a discussion of theoretical and practical implications for trust management in real work settings.
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