Using data from 4930 employees within 287 supermarkets of one large retail company in Czech Republic and Poland, we examined whether leadership climate within a supermarket, conceptualized as the shared perceptions of task-oriented leadership within a supermarket, is related to the affective commitment of employees to work, colleagues and supermarket (organization). Moreover, we examine if leadership climate has a moderating or mediating effect on affective commitment. 2-Level analyses (supermarket and employee) showed that the leadership climate within a supermarket is related to the affective commitment to work, colleagues and to supermarket. Furthermore, we found that leadership climate moderates the relationship between perception of the supervisor and affective commitment to colleagues and supermarket: these relationships are stronger when leadership climate is strong. In the discussion the practical and scientific implications of these results are discussed.
|Published - 12 Aug 2006
|66th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 2006 → 16 Aug 2006
Conference number: 66
|66th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006
|11/08/06 → 16/08/06