Hope, commitment, and stress mediating between leadership, financial resources and CAHP performance

Choi Wai Chak, Lara Carminati

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Combining the goal setting and job demands-resources (JD-R) theory, we examined how highly collaborative leadership and ample financial resources affect high project performance in community-academic health partnerships (CAHPs) through three mediators: individual project workers’ hope, goal commitment and stress levels. With a sequential explanatory mixed-method research design we collected and analyzed survey data (N = 318) and held semi-structured interviews (N = 21). The hypothesized three-path mediation model was tested using structural equation modelling with bootstrapping. Project workers’ hope, goal commitment and stress: (1) fully mediate between highly collaborative leadership and high project performance; and (2) partially mediate the relationship between ample financial resources and high project performance. The qualitative data corroborated these findings, revealing the crucial role of hope as a cognitive-motivational mechanism that facilitates project workers’ coping strategies during the various challenges of the diverse CAHP projects. These findings contribute to the project management and CAHP literatures by accounting for the effects of project workers’ hope in enabling high CAHP project performance as well as for two other under-researched CAHP project resources (ample financial resources and collaborative leadership), Moreover, we show the applicability of combining goal-setting and JD-R theory in networked health-promotion projects that link academic to community work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of management proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021
Event81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2021: Bringing the Manager Back in Management - Virtual
Duration: 30 Jul 20213 Aug 2021
Conference number: 81

Publication series

NameAcademy of Management annual meeting proceedings
ISSN (Print)2151-6561


Conference81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2021
Abbreviated titleAOM 2021
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