Developmental leadership, skill development, and work engagement

Geunpil Ryu, Dong Chul Shim

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Abstract

The current research examined the relationship between developmental leadership and followers’ work engagement based on the notion that developmental leaders may strengthen subordinates’ job-related skills and knowledge development. Using the Federal Human Capital Survey dataset over three years, the research addressed two research questions: (1) Is developmental leadership positively related to work engagement? and (2) Does perceived skill development moderate the relationship between developmental leadership and work engagement? Results showed that both developmental leadership and perceived skill development positively and significantly affected public employees’ work engagement. In addition, perceived skill improvement had a moderating effect on the relationship between developmental leadership and work engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-79
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Review of Public Administration
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 2

Keywords

  • Developmental leadership
  • skill development
  • work engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration

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